If you know that the classic line "Yeah, they're dead--they're all messed up" comes from THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, then you're the target audience for TRANSYLVANIA TWIST, an enthusiastic Roger Corman-produced parody of horror films that especially burlesques his gothic cycle from the
1960s (the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired THE HAUNTED PALACE in particular), though the hackneyed plot is a mere formality on which to pile layers of in-jokes.
Novice occultist Dexter Ward (Steve Altman) must find the dreaded Book of Ulthar, which could bring long-banished evil deities back to Earth. Last to possess it was the recently deceased Marinus Orlock, whose daughter Marisa (Te...