Well Translymania just came out of left field, but it's already got a trailer. I knew that we had the straight-to-video Stan Helsing off in the distance, but I had no idea that a second 'satirical' leech had suctioned itself onto our genre. This revelation has left me feeling like Wil Wheaton in Stand By Me after he emerges from the pond. I may not be on the verge of passing out at the horrid sight, but I can't shake feeling violated.
As you can probably surmise from the title (and the fact that I'm comparing it to a scene in which a young boy removes a blood covered leech from his testicles),Translymania looks to be another slice of the Scary Movie franchise. Except, unlike October's Stan Helsing, this one has nothing to do with that broad-side-of-a-barn studio money-maker. Translymania is a thinkpiece straight out of the collective mind(s?) of the two directors behind not only National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 1, but its totally necessary sequel, Dorm Daze 2: College @ Sea.
I'll admit there are a scant few chuckles in the trailer, but for the most part it looks as appetizing as the afterbirth of a Meet the Spartans and Lesbian Vampire Killersbaby. I'm glad to see Bert from Cabin Fever (James DeBello) getting some screen time, but that's about the nicest surprise in this movie-film about a group of co-eds who do a semester abroad in, well, you can guess where. I could rail against the film further, but what's the point? Translymania isn't even shooting fish in a barrel. This is more like shooting a manatee in a kiddy pool with a cannon.
Cuddle up to the arctic warmth of the Translymania trailer over at Yahoo.