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The Fearless Vampire Killers ()

Dance of the Vampires (original title)
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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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Professor Abronsius
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Alfred
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Shagal, the Inn-Keeper
Jessie Robins ...
Rebecca Shagal
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Sarah Shagal
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Count von Krolock / Narrator
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Herbert von Krolock
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Koukol, the Servant
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Magda, the Maid
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Village Idiot
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Sleigh Driver
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Woodcutter
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Woodcutter
Matthew Walters ...
Woodcutter
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Herbert (voice)
Roy Evans ...
Vampire at Ball (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ...
Old Man Smoking Pipe at the Inn (uncredited)
Winifred Sabine ...
Deaf Vampire at Ball (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roman Polanski

Written by

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Gérard Brach ... (story and screenplay) &
Roman Polanski ... (story and screenplay)

Produced by

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Gene Gutowski ... producer
Martin Ransohoff ... executive producer

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Krzysztof Komeda ... (as Christopher Komeda)

Cinematography by

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Douglas Slocombe

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Alastair McIntyre

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Wilfred Shingleton ... (as Wilfrid Shingleton)

Art Direction by

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Fred Carter

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Sophie Devine

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Biddy Chrystal ... hair stylist
Tom Smith ... makeup artist

Production Management

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David W. Orton ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Roy Stevens ... assistant director

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Dickie Bamber ... standby props (uncredited)
Frank Frazetta ... poster artist (uncredited)
Clément Hurel ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lionel Selwyn ... sound editor
Len Shilton ... dubbing mixer
George Stephenson ... sound recordist
Ray Merrin ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Bill Rowe ... sound mixer (uncredited)

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Doug Ferris ... matte supervisor (uncredited)
Peter Melrose ... matte artist (uncredited)

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Hans Mollinger ... stunts (uncredited)

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Chic Waterson ... camera operator
Dennis Fraser ... grip (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon ... focus puller (uncredited)

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André François ... title designer
Tutte Lemkow ... choreographer
Gillian Sutro ... translator
John Sutro ... translator
Ludwig Von Krankheit ... fangs (as Dr. Ludwig Von Krankheit)
Helen Whitson ... continuity
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines You'll never know what bit you... but you'll love it! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (United States)
  • The Vampire Killers (United States)
  • Your Teeth in My Neck (United States)
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (Canada, English title)
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (United States, English title)
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  • 108 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,216,851

Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally Roman Polanski wanted to shoot his film on location in and around a castle in Switzerland which he saw during a vacation, but as this was impossible, other locations in the Alps were found, along with studio shoots in England. While on location, Polanski employed dozens of local artisans to make the large numbers of coffins needed in the film. Unfortunately tourists were rather unnerved by the sight of these, and hotels had to erect signs to assure their guests that the area hadn't been struck by plague. See more »
Goofs When the Professor first enters Count von Krolock's library, he puts his spectacles on at the tip of his nose, so that he can read some of the books' titles. He nevertheless looks right above his glasses, thus making no use of them. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credits the MGM-lion transforms into a vampire. See more »
Quotes Shagal, the Inn-Keeper: [Magda tries to fend off Shagal, a Jewish Vampire, with a cross] Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire.
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