Transylvania Twist (1989 film)

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Scene from Transylvania Twist (1989 film)...


"You'll laugh all the way to the blood bank!" A blonde and her boyfriend visit the castle of Lord Byron Orlock, her vampire uncle.


  • Release Date: 1989
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Runtime: 1 hr 30 min
  • Starring: Teri Copley, Steve Altman, Robert Vaughn
  • Director: R.J. Robertson, Jim Wynorski
  • Writer: Jim Wynorski
  • Producer/Production Co: Concorde Pictures
  • View Trailer: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: PG (mild Violence and mild Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • s____ (One Half Tentacle: Name-dropping Only)

The film is "Lovecraftian" only in that it affectionately name-drops some of Lovecraft's creations as "shout-outs".

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


Review Links:

  • Brett H. at Oh The Horror! (link) - "It has its share of quality scenes, but as a movie falls a tad short of one that you should add to your collection, unless you're a hardcore spoof fan."
  • Jack Sommersby at EFilmCritic dot Com (link) - "...Transylvania Twist ambles along amiably enough, and there’s almost always something to enjoyably respond to. It’s may be nothing more than a harmless time killer, but at least it succeeds in putting a smile on your face more often than not.
  • Felix Vasquez at Crazed Cinema (link) - "...Transylvania Twist still a fun time to be had, especially by folks tired of the modern attempts at humor that just don’t even try."


 Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)

The nephew of the Arkham Public Librarian must collect the unreturned 200-year-old Book of Ulthar from the evil Count Orlock before he can cast a spell from it....


Comments, Trivia, Dedication

  • Among the in-jokes in this film are references to H.P. Lovecraft, Nosferatu, Dracula, Roger Corman's sci-fi invasion film It Conquered the World....

Associated Mythos Elements

Keeper Notes