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One of our favorite things to do on a cruise is gather up the family and watch a movie beneath the stars. But if you don’t have a trip on the high seas planned for this summer, we might just have the next best thing: You can take your clan to the movies to see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation… in which Dracula and some of his pals find adventure (and maybe even love) when they leave their worries behind for a cruise!
Hitting theaters July 13, the third in the popular series of animated films takes places 6 years after the events which unfolded in Hotel Transylvania 2 (not that one needs to have seen the previous flicks to jump into the action). Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) is down in the dumps and, like the rest of us, in need of a vacation. So his daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez) suggests maybe what her hard-working pop needs is a vacation. Next thing you know, they — along with Mavis’ human husband, Johnny (voiced by Brooklyn 99’s Andy Samberg) and their vampire/human hybrid son Dennis are booked on a cruise.
Dracula Meets The Love Boat
Although Drac isn’t exactly thrilled with the idea, he quickly changes his mind after getting a glimpse of Captain Ericka (who also happens to serve as the ship’s cruise director). What the lovestruck vamp doesn’t realize is that his new crush is actually the great-granddaughter of monster-hating Abraham Van Helsing, who is hoping to do away with Dracula and his fellow creatures of the night during the voyage!
Along for the ride are Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, a werewolf and Blobby (who is, as his name suggests, a big green blob). The trailer for the summer flick is below, featuring the DNCE tune “Cake By The Ocean” which is somewhat perfect, given that it’s pretty much impossible to spend time on a cruise ship and not repeatedly hear the catchy earworm.
Meanwhile, in the film Like Father, Kristen Bell plays a woman left at the altar who decides to take her honeymoon cruise anyway… and brings along the father (Kelsey Grammer) with whom she has a strained relationship. The dramedy is set to hit Netflix this August.