Transylvania 6-5000

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"WANTED: Two thrill-seeking reporters, brains optional, looking to dig up the story of the century. For information call..."
  • PG
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.9  (8,385)
  • 10

Transylvania 6-5000 is a horror-comedy film directed by Rudy De Luca that was released in 1985. The movie is a combination of spooky vampire tropes with an absurd and slapstick humor that makes it a fun and entertaining watch. The film's cast includes Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Geena Davis, and Carol Kane. The plot revolves around two reporters, Jack Harrison (Jeff Goldblum) and Gil Turner (Joseph Bologna), who work for a sleazy tabloid magazine. Their boss sends them to Transylvania to investigate the existence of Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and other related creatures. Jack and Gil embark on their adventure unaware of what is in store for them.

Upon their arrival, Jack and Gil are subjected to a series of odd and comical events, including a fall from hot air balloon, which lands them in a forest. They eventually arrive at a spooky castle where they encounter some oddball characters like a hunchback, a werewolf, and a sexy vampire maid (Geena Davis). As Jack and Gil begin to investigate, they discover that things are not as they seem, and they face numerous challenges along the way.

The film has a hilarious and absurd tone throughout, and the dialogue is often punchy and cheesy. The humor ranges from slapstick comedy to witty one-liners. The performances by the cast are superb, with Jeff Goldblum and Joseph Bologna delivering their lines with perfect comedic timing. Ed Begley Jr. is equally impressive as the eccentric scientist who has been working to bring back Frankenstein's monster from the dead.

The film features some truly memorable scenes, such as the argument between Jack and the local villagers, where he insists that Dracula is just a legend, while the villagers declare that he is real. There is also a side plot where Gil falls in love with a quirky gypsy girl who happens to have a pet fish that she carries everywhere in her pocket. These moments add to the overall humor and absurdity of the film.

Transylvania 6-5000 also does an excellent job of subverting the usual horror tropes. The film is not meant to be a serious horror movie and plays around with the usual cliches associated with vampires, werewolves, and other horror tropes. There are times when the film feels like a spoof of classic horror films, but it never becomes too self-aware or tongue-in-cheek.

Overall, Transylvania 6-5000 is a fun and enjoyable horror-comedy that will leave viewers laughing out loud. With its hilarious script, memorable performances, and absurd plot, it is a unique film that is worth watching. It might not be for everyone, but fans of horror comedies and slapstick humor will love it.

Transylvania 6-5000 is a 1985 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9 and a MetaScore of 10.

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    4.9  (8,385)
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