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The Fearless Vampire Killers is a american film of genre Comedy directed by Roman Polanski released in USA on 1 february 1967 with Jack MacGowran

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

The Fearless Vampire Killers
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Released in USA 1 february 1967
Length 1h48
Directed by
Genres Comedy,    Horror comedy,    Horror
Rating71% 3.598973.598973.598973.598973.59897

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (shortened to The Fearless Vampire Killers; originally released in the UK as Dance of the Vampires) is a 1967 comedy horror film directed by Roman Polanski, written by Gérard Brach and Polanski, produced by Gene Gutowski and co-starring Polanski with future wife Sharon Tate. It has been produced as a musical named Dance of the Vampires.


The film is set in the heart of Transylvania and the story appears to take place sometime during the mid-19th Century. Professor Abronsius, formerly of the University of Königsberg and his apprentice Alfred are on the hunt for vampires. Abronsius is old and withering and barely able to survive the cold ride through the wintry forests, while Alfred is bumbling and introverted. The two hunters come to a small Eastern European town seemingly at the end of a long search for signs of vampires. The two stay at a local inn full of angst-ridden townspeople who perform strange rituals to fend off an unseen evil.


Jack MacGowran

(Professor Abronsius)
Sharon Tate

(Sarah Shagal)
Roman Polanski

Ferdy Mayne

(Count von Krolock / Narrator)
Sydney Bromley

(Sleigh Driver)
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