Hotel Transylvania to become a family institution at Halloween, say

October 17, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Successful animated 3D film, Hotel Transylvania shot straight in at the top of the US and Canadian Box Office following its release last week, raking in $43m, eclipsing second-placed Looper which only earnt $21.2m.

The family fright film is based on archetypal Halloween figure, Count Dracula, who operates a hotel exclusively for monsters, including Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and the Mummy.

Its wit and charm are guaranteed to make it a hit with kids who get to see the scariest film characters in a unique, humorous environment, according to Mark Heaton of

"Hotel Transylvania combines the classic Halloween creatures we see in the scariest horror movies with plenty of good old-fashioned humour to ensure fun for all the family," he said.

"For once, in this movie it is the monsters who are scared of the humans and this twist is what makes it such an accessible film for youngsters who can giggle along to the characters, a number of which have famous voice-overs."

Although film goers get to see a friendlier side to Count Dracula in Hotel Transylvania, the spookier element to vampires, zombies and various other scary characters will come out to play in the coming weeks at Halloween.

Prosthetics and Halloween make-up becomes increasingly more sophisticated by the year and subsequently vampire and zombie themed outfits are expected to be very popular on the UK's streets over the Halloween weekend.

All Fancy Dress has one of the widest selections of outfit ideas for vampires, with a collection of costumes for men, women and children alike.

Notes for Editors

As one of the UK's leading online fancy dress retailers, All Fancy Dress stocks an impressive range of Halloween outfits and accessories designed to help everyone enjoy the spooky season. AFD has also released a new guide to Halloween which includes costume and decoration ideas and party preparation tips for the avid party goer. provides a host of useful delivery options for customers, including same day dispatch for all orders placed before 5.15pm. With seamless delivery and customer service, closet Vamps can purchase their blood-sucking outfits with confidence.