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The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
"Dance of the Vampires" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  17 November 1967 (Italy)
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.



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Complete credited cast:
Alfie Bass ...
Shagal, the Inn-Keeper
Jessie Robins ...
Rebecca Shagal
Sarah Shagal
Iain Quarrier ...
Herbert von Krolock
Terry Downes ...
Koukol, the Servant
Fiona Lewis ...
Magda, the Maid
Ronald Lacey ...
Village Idiot
Sydney Bromley ...
Sleigh Driver
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Otto Diamant ...
Matthew Walters ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladek Sheybal ...
Herbert (voice)


The elderly bat researcher, professor Abronsius and his assistant, Alfred, go to a remote Transylvanian village looking for vampires. Alfred falls in love with the inn-keeper's young daughter Sarah. However, she has been spotted by the mysterious count Krolock who lives in a dark and creepy castle outside the village... Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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vampire | castle | gay | transylvania | bat | See All (77) »


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Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

17 November 1967 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Fearless Vampire Killers  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Producer Martin Ransohoff discovered Sharon Tate on the set of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), and insisted that director Roman Polanski use her instead of Jill St. John (who withdrew shortly before shooting) as Polanski had planned. See more »


As Koukol places the lid onto Herbert's coffin, the edge of one of his "ugly hand" rubber gloves becomes visible. See more »


Professor Abronsius: Takes me for a nincompoop, that necrophile.
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Crazy Credits

Fangs by Dr. Ludwig von Krankheit. See more »


Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »

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childhood memory...
17 June 1999 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my best childhood movie-watching memories.

I like both the opening and the ending. Especially the ending, which surprised me and made me want more of the story. What happens next? But it's genius to end like that. And it's the first vampire movie I watched. I also like the funny elements in the movie.

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