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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Alfie Bass ...
Shagal, the Inn-Keeper
Jessie Robins ...
Rebecca Shagal
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Sarah Shagal
Ferdy Mayne ...
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 ...
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Alfred
Vladek Sheybal ...
Herbert (voice)
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Storyline

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

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vampire | castle | gay | transylvania | bat | See All (76) »

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You'll never know what bit you... but you'll love it! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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17 November 1967 (Italy)  »

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The Fearless Vampire Killers  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The murals in Count Krolock's hall show motifs of Peter Brueghel the elder's "Triumph of Death" (c. 1562). See more »

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When the Professor is trapped in the window in the crypt, both he and his spectacles move between shots. See more »

Quotes

Shagal, the Inn-Keeper: [a young woman tries to fend off Shagal, a Jewish Vampire, with a cross] Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire.
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One of the all-time great horror spoofs
24 June 2000 | by (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film on TV in the early 70s, I thought it was so cheesy I gave it very little attention. Then in the early 90s it was released on laserdisc in a letterboxed version and I bought it on a lark. After I viewed in the first time I still didn't think much of it and thought maybe I wasted my money. But then, as the years passed, I would look at it every so often and now I love the film. It is an acquired taste. You first have to love vampire films -- the old-fashioned, Gothic kind. Next, you need to appreciate Polanski's style and his understated approach. It's also best to watch this film late at night with the lights off, and especially with a snow storm outside. Give it a chance and this film will creep up on you. Hopefully it will come to DVD soon.


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