The movie Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) is a horror movie parody. The movie Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) follows two tabloid reporters who are sent to Transylvania to find out if Frankenstein’s monster is real. The reporters, Jack Harrison and Gil Turner, end up encountering various horror movie monsters and stereotypes like vampires, werewolves, hunchbacks, mummies, and the Frankenstein monster. They get involved in crazy antics while trying to get the big scoop on the existence of these monsters. The movie Transylvania 6-5000 (2000) spoofs classic horror films with slapstick comedy and over-the-top characters.
Jack and Gil arrive in Transylvania and meet their guide, Lepiota the hunchback. They immediately run into issues with superstitious locals who warn them away from their search. The reporters persist, investigating Castle Plockmak, where they encounter a vampire countess and her servant, who turns into a werewolf. They flee the castle and come across Dr. Malavaqua’s creepy laboratory, where they find a dormant Frankenstein monster. In their attempts to revive and photograph the monster, chaos ensues.
- Jeff Goldblum as Jack Harrison
- Ed Begley Jr. as Gil Turner
- Teresa Ganzel as Odette
- John Byner as Lupi
- Joseph Bologna as Dr. Erasmus Malavaqua
- Denise DuBarry as Countess Dracula
- Michael Richards as Igor
The movie was originally titled “Transylvania 5-5000” but was changed to avoid confusion with a phone number.
Director Rudy De Luca has a cameo in the film as the gypsy fortuneteller.
John Byner had to undergo extensive makeup to play the werewolf character Lupi.