Sunday, October 5, 2014

October Horror 2014: 5 - Transylvania 6-5000

I first heard of this movie on a list from Obscurus Lupa of some of her favorite ridiculous genre movies, so when it also showed up on some site's list of werewolf movies I figured it'd be a good way to get something I'd been meaning to watch off the list and fill in one of the marathon's weeks.

I'm not really disappointed by this movie, but it's only barely got a werewolf in it.  It's an offbeat comedy about a town in Transylvania that is obsessed with shedding the reputation of "Spooky Transylvania" to become a modern tourist town.  To that end the Mayor has opened a lavish full-service hotel and is actively covering up any sightings of monsters.

However a Frankenstein's monster sighting gets out and a tape is sent to a state-side tabloid.  The magazine send the owner's son/toady and Jeff Goldblum to Transylvania to uncover the monster.  However, the Mayor views it as a sale's pitch for his new hotel.

A lot of the comedy is pretty awkward and strained.  Some of the jokes do land, but there's a lot of trying too hard.  It's also got a super cheesy everyone-is-happy heartwarming ending, but for the type of comedy it is, it sort of deserves it.  I don't particularly recall what was said about it, but it was an inoffensively bad horror/comedy.  Anyway,

next up? Werewolf Hunter: The Legend of Romasanta

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