Transylvania 6-5000 1985

Transylvania 6-5000

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Two tabloid reporters (Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr.) go to a strange land to check on rumors of monsters running amok.

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Critic Reviews for Transylvania 6-5000

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Audience Reviews for Transylvania 6-5000

  • Nov 11, 2020
    At best an attempt to vibe the Abbott & Costello horror/comedy mashups, this effort's high point is inane silliness, which only manages to be tiresome after a short while. Still, John Byner's Igor steals every scene - with the addition of Carol Kane as his doting wife - practically earning the right to their own feature. The use of "Pennsylvania 6-5000" as background theme to a ethnic peasant dance routine works too.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2014
    It's kind of a mess, but Transylvania 6-5000 does deliver some good laughs. The story follows two reporters who are sent to Transylvania to investigate a Frankenstein siting and end up stumbling upon a bizarre conspiracy. Starring Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Michael Richards, Jeffrey Jones, Geena Davis, and Carol Kane, the cast is rather impressive and they do a good job at handling the farcical style of comedy. Some of the humor is actually pretty clever, while other parts are overly cartoonish. Transylvania 6-5000 is an entertaining romp, but it sort of falls apart in the end.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2013
    Transylvania 6-5000 is a sort of comedic spoof of the classic monsters. What you should know about it going in, is that it is beyond stupid. Its so far beyond stupid, that it really makes you think about how someone could come up with something like this. The movie uses its ridiculousness to its advantage in spots, but most of the time, the jokes just don't work. It isn't a funny movie, and that's where the movie ultimately fails.  Two reporters are sent to Transylvania to find Frankenstein for a story. If they don't uncover a story, they will be fired. Once they arrive in Transylvania, they quickly meet the mayor, who just happens to own the hotel they are staying in. Quickly, one of the reporters begins to start believing in the monsters, while the other just wants a beautiful woman he met there. Things do become increasingly strange though, as a police inspector and the mayor act very weird about a certain doctor who has had his license revoked. There are some things to like about the film. For one, Geena Davis's chest and legs. Two, Jeff Goldblum. Three, the movie has a certain appeal to it that I can't describe. It feels like I should have been having more fun then I was. I guess that is a compliment. Other than those though, the movie was just a stupid piece throwaway entertainment. Ultimately, I've had much worse times watching movies, so I won't be too hard on it.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2013
    Yes the title of this film is a silly twist on the classic Glen Miller song and they sure make the most of that pun throughout the film sheesh!. I'm not quite sure what to think of this really, straight away its clear this is a low budget silly film which isn't suppose to be taken seriously and REALLY looks like its trying to be another 'Young Frankenstein'. Unfortunately it fails pretty badly with a serious lack of laughs and a huge amount of embarrassingly poor visual gags and prat falls. Looking back now it looks hella shit of course haha really low budget with no special effects and hardly any set work either. The only thing going for it is the genuine use of Yugoslavian location work, they went all that way to make this?!!. I'm still not so sure what on earth it was all about really, just a couple reporters looking for classic monsters in modern day (at the time) Transylvania. They manage to find all manner of weird locals and possible ghouls but all is not what it seems, so it seems. The whole thing is really pretty pointless to be honest, not funny, not very atmospheric and not exciting or engaging. The only thing is the impressive cast that weren't back then of course. It really does feel like a poor mans 'Young Frankenstein' with Joseph Bologna doing his best 'Dr Fronk-en-steen' type impression, Michael Richards AND John Byner doing their best 'Igor' type impressions, Jeff Goldblum didn't need to be here at all and neither did Jeff Jones. On the plus side Geena Davis looks young and hot as the nymphomaniac vampire, best thing in the film!. The films poster is much more creepy, kooky and fun looking, false advertising there, a spoof which isn't funny, hmmm not good that. Bit of a throw away trashy 'horror comedy' that I thought might be an old forgotten gem...but it isn't.
    Phil H Super Reviewer

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