Things get even more complicated when a goofy human backpacker, Jonathan (Andy Samberg), crashes Mavis's 118th birthday party.
Fans of Genndy Tartakovsky's animated TV shows, including The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, are likely to be disappointed by his first feature film.
Not only does the film struggle to add new life to stock horror characters, but the monster hotel and its residents also lack Tartakovsky's signature angular style, resulting in polished yet uninspiring animation. The film is amusing at times but the slapstick humour has limited appeal.
From its simple plot to the garish palette, Hotel Transylvania resembles an easily forgettable Saturday morning cartoon on TV.
YP Rating: 2/5