Hanging out on twitter, our good friends at ZombiePumpkins.com asked
Anyone know how to do the Transylvania Twist? That’s my favorite line in the Monster Mash song. I want to revive Drac’s dance.
— Zombie Pumpkins! (@ZombiePumpkins) October 19, 2013
I sent him a link to a follow-up that Bobby “Boris” Pickett released, a two minute semi-instrumental that didn’t catch on as much as ‘The Monster Mash.’ No catchy-chorus or fake Lugosi/Karloff impression meant that the ‘Transylvania Twist’ would stay a throw-away line in a holiday novelty song until 1989.
Transylvania Twist is a movie I am slightly ashamed I had no idea about until just recently. Produced by Roger Corman and featuring both Robert Vaughn and Angus Scrimm (and a cameo by Forrest J. Ackerman?!) the movie seems to be a parody of horror movies that feature, if the Wikipedia entry is to be believed, a serious amount of H. P. Lovecraft references.
The problem, though, is that it looks like a cheap piece of crap.
I’d be interested in seeing Forry and maybe having it on in the background so I’ll probably see if I can find it online in the next hour. But man, maybe that’s why no one does the Transylvania Twist anymore.