Transylvania 6-5000


Pros: You know how sometimes a movie is so unbelievably, shockingly bad that it becomes absolutely amazing?  This is the epitome of that type of movie.  The Ur-bad movie.  The Holy Grail of camp.  It’s I’m-not-sure-if-this-is-serious-or-not good.  It’s the marriage of camp and even more camp.  It has everything: a theme-song that was probably recorded in a garage; this Halloween costume; banana-peel jokes; the worst vaguely-Eastern-European accents ever attempted.  It makes you wonder whether or not the actors saw the screenplay before signing up, and how glad we are they might not have.  Speaking of actors, ever considered what might happen if you put Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr. (that hairless freak), Kramer, Principal Rooney, and some random little kid that looks like a young Macauley Culkin together?  You’ll quickly find out it’s the most genius casting choice ever.

Cons: You’ll miss half the movie because you’re laughing so hard, and the other half makes no sense.

Verdict: I don’t know why this movie isn’t more popular.  Ranks with Clue and The Rocky Horror Picture Show for camp and comedy.  Go ahead and crash the Netflix server: this one’s for the ages.


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