The Fearless Vampire Killers, Or, Pardon Me, but your Teeth Are in My Neck

The Fearless Vampire Killers, Or, Pardon Me, but your Teeth Are in My Neck

Streaming Video - 1967
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Who says Vampires are no laughing matter? Director Roman Polanski hilariously spoofs the horror genre with this tale of bumbling vampire hunters and the beautiful young object of their rescue attempts--who is quite happy being undead.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. : Made available through hoopla, 1967.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 98 min.)) : sd., col.

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Derringer
Apr 25, 2015

Garlic here. Garlic there. Garlic, garlic everywhere!

Meet Herbert Von Krolock, cinema's first openly-gay vampire.

Do you suppose that director Roman Polanski was trying to communicate something about his own character to us by having a gay vampire, like Herbert, wantonly lust after Albert (played by Polanski, himself) in one of this film's climatic moments?

I certainly think that he was trying to tell us something, but, at this point, I think it's best to keep what that is to myself. (Tee-hee!)

As far as Comedy/Horror films go - Yes. I do realize that this picture was, indeed, made in 1966 - But, all the same, here are 4 strikes against it - (1) It was way too tame in the horror department. (2) It was lacking in enough satisfactory vampire attacks. (3) It was only marginally entertaining. (4) It was in dire need of some more, much-needed laughs.

One of the main reasons why this vampire parody fell so short of my expectations was due to the fact that its screenplay was a collaboration between Polanski and Gerard Bach.

Let's face it - The forte of these 2 men was scripting dead-serious drama, so, I guess, it really should have been no surprise that an attempt at Comedy/Horror would miss its mark more often than it hit it.

For me - The big highlight of this somewhat mediocre production was, of course, the vampires' ball which was held at Count Von Krolock's eerie, cobweb-enshrouded castle in good, old Transylvania.

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21221018293347
Nov 15, 2014

I saw this as a kid and remember it as an awesome movie. It is interesting to see one of Roman Polanski's first movies. Though there is little dialogue for much of the movie it sure makes sense.

Sidewinder88 Jan 12, 2013

I saw a musical that was based on this movie and wanted to check it out. I did not expect it to be as good without all the singing...but I actually really enjoyed it. At first, I thought it would be complete horror but I found myself smirking and laughing at some parts. I was very glad the library had a copy of this, its good. Man, do not judge a movie by its cover.

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polacheck
Oct 19, 2012

This horror/comedy is Roman Polanski's first American film. A good film, featuring performances by Polanski and his future wife, the ill-fated Sharon Tate (murdered by the Charles Manson family).
The description is incorrect. The Jewish vampire is a minor character, who is discriminated against by the other, aristocratic vampires.

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Sweet_N_Sassy
Jan 25, 2011

I rented this not realising it was a movie from 1967; I thought it was pretty recent lol The cover doesn't give much to go on. Anyway, it was pretty funny in a silly sort of way. Great movie!! :0)

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