We didn't get a chance to see a screening of Transylmania, so we figured we'd put up a review by Tex Massacre that comes from one of our most trusted news sources - Bloody Disgusting. Here you go:
Well...one thing's for certain, David and Scott Hillenbrand are pretty happy all those teenage girls out there are buying Twilight books and watching WB shows about boyish bloodsuckers. It's thanks to them that the pair of filmmakers behind National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 1 & 2 could get their 2007 production of Part 3 out of direct-to-DVD hell and into some big box office multiplex moolah --now under the newly christened name Transylmania.
If you've followed the previous chapters of this epic saga we're pretty much back with the same cast of characters, presumably in their Junior Year of college (as the first two films covered their Freshmen and Sophomore years), as they take a semester abroad to study sex and drugs in Romania.
The main plot centers around the tried and true mistaken identity gag. This time it's Rusty (Oren Skoog) who happens to look exactly like a centuries old vampire named Radu. Radu's evil lover was a dark sorceress whose soul was sucked out and trapped in a long lost, ornate, music box. When the music box reappears and is opened by Lynne (Jennifer Lyons) she becomes possessed by the wicked spirit. But, Jennifer is only possessed when the music box is open. So, each time it closes, she has no clue what is going on. Meanwhile Rusty has his hands full being chased by a fearless leather-clad vampire slayer (Musetta Vander) and romancing his gorgeous cyber-girlfriend (Irena Hoffman), who has a secret of her own.You can read the rest of the review over at Bloody Disgusting.
To be fair here, not much in this film is drag-you-out-kicking-and-screaming funny, but the film scores a huge bit of extra credit grace from me for at least attempting to take up the old Once Bitten, Transylvania 6500 mantel of telling a strictly-for-laughs slapstick horror comedy. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty fed up with the Stan Helsing and Epic Movie-styled spoofs. And, even though this year's two basic horror comedies both seem to miss the mark, Transylmania still might offer a glimmer of hope to the one or two of you out there that either (a) loved Dorm Daze or (b) have abysmally low expectations (and considering how bad the trailer for this flick looks, it shouldn't be hard to muster those sinking suspicions).