Review: Hotel Transylvania

Posted on October 9th, 2012 in Stories




When October comes, I break out the scary stories.



I’ve got all sorts of shivery favorites.  Which I’ll review next week!  But even though I’m not usually a movie person, Halloween has all sorts of delightful treats to watch.



In previous years, my usual Halloween flicks include The Glum Pumpkin…

Hocus Pocus...

And The Addams Family.

But Sunday, for my sister’s birthday, I discovered a new favorite.

Hotel Transylvania is cute and fun without being overly cheesy.  The story features around Dracula, who runs a hotel for monsters that’s “safe” from humans.  Dracula throws a birthday party for his daughter every year, who is determined to go see the ‘real world with the terrible, dangerous humans’ on her 118th birthday.

After setting up a stunt village that terrifies his daughter into never leaving the hotel, a human winds up stumbling inside.

While it’s not as good as the Glum Pumpkin (no movie ever is), it was a delightful tale.  Even if you’re not eternally 12 like I am or actually 12 and under, you’ll enjoy it.

Just make sure you eat it with candy corn for the perfect Halloween treat.

Stay tuned next week, Invisible Friends– we’ll have a scary story review!  But tomorrow we’ll have a new short story and Thursday, a delectable fall cake recipe!  Stay tuned!

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22 Responses to “Review: Hotel Transylvania”

  1. karen Says:

    I REALLY wanted to take my son to see that, but was afraid he would be too scarfed. I showed him the trailer, wanting him to decide for himself and he was scared of the monsters. Oh well, maybe when it comes out on Cable.

  2. Couture Carrie Says:

    Fun review, darling!
    And now I want candy corn.


  3. thedoseofreality Says:

    It was so cute! We saw it yesterday for Lisa’s daughter Lucy’s birthday party, and we ALL loved it! :) -Ashley

  4. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    My nephew and I are DYING to see this! He’s been collecting the McDonald’s Happy Meal toys! :P

  5. Sara Says:

    I SO wanna see this!I love your picks, I love all the kiddie Halloween movies and I really wanna see Frankenweenie!

  6. Rachel Says:

    Love this time of year!

  7. Bonnie Says:

    I love this time of year! Halloween is the best.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. Channon Says:

    I don’t do scary, or candy corn, but I love pumpkins a “happy” witch tale (think Charmed, Harry Potter?), etc. I suck at the costume thing too.

  9. Petty Witter Says:

    Hotel Transylvania sounds like my kind of film, cute and not unduly scary.

  10. Pam Says:

    I need to get some fun and scary movies for my kids this month – thanks for the reminder!

  11. Tina L. Hook Says:

    This is the time of year I break out Beetlejuice. They just don’t make them like they used to.

  12. joeinvegas Says:

    Love Hocus Pocus – and the Nightmare Before Christmas

  13. My Inner CHick Says:

    These scary flicks look Super!

    Hotel Transylvania is on my list! Xx

  14. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    My students loved reading these books.

  15. teresa Says:

    when it comes to holidays, i think i’m eternally 12 too!

  16. Krysten Says:

    I used to LOVE Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

  17. Reeni Says:

    I LOVE Hocus Pocus! I’ve watched it at least 50 times. And Practical Magic is always good too. I’ve seen that one 100 times.

  18. amy @ fearless homemaker Says:

    I love Hocus Pocus! Wish you lived closer so we could have a scary movie + baking night! =) Glad to know that Hotel Transylvania is good, too – I’ll add it to my Netflix queue!

  19. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I love this time of year. My kids read the Scary Story books when they were younger and they loved them.

  20. Josie Says:

    Too fun. I’m admittedly a sucker for Double, Double Toil and Trouble and Hocus Pocus — to be watched with massive amounts of candy, of course.
    xo Josie

  21. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    I looove Halloween! :D And anything to do with it really! :P

  22. Charlotte Says:

    Oh, I can’t wait to see this one. Looks so cute! I have never heard of Glum Pumpkin before!!

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