The famous Professor Abronsius and his clumsy assistant Alfred travel to the remote Transylvania to research vampires. They are hosted in an inn by Shagal and sooner the shy Alfred falls in love for the inn-keeper’s red-haired daughter Sarah. When Sarah is abducted by the mysterious Count von Krolock, Professor Abronsius and Alfred head to his creepy castle. The duo of scientists are welcomed by the count and his gay son Herbert and invited to a vampire ball late night. –IMDb
The son of a Polish Jew and a Russian immigrant, Polanski was born in Paris on August 18, 1933. When he was three, his family moved to the Polish town of Krakow, an unfortunate decision given that the Germans invaded the city in 1940. Things went from bad to worse with the formation of Krakow’s Jewish ghetto, and Polanski’s family was the target of further persecution when his parents were deported to a concentration camp. Just before he was to be taken away, however, Polanski’s father helped his son escape, and the boy managed to survive with help from kindly Catholic families, although he was at times forced to fend for himself. (At one point, the Germans decided to use Polanski for idle target practice.) It was during this period that Polanski became a devoted cinephile, seeking refuge in movie houses whenever possible. Shortly after sustaining serious injuries in an explosion, Polanski learned of his mother’s death at Auschwitz. His father survived the camps, and moved back to Krakow… read more
Divertente semi-parodia della classica storia di vampiri. Qualche momento esilarante (il ballo e sopratutto il giro della balconata durante l'inseguimento), ma il vero motivo per guardarlo, a distanza di tanti anni, è una Sharon Tate talmente bella da dar quasi ragione al vampiro che la rapisce.
Ainda criança, cruzei muitas madrugadas de 'Corujão' pra tentar assistir "A dança dos vampiros" - sempre dormindo antes dele acabar... Agora, percebo como o filme tem um 'timming' bastante adulto, que não dialoga com as comédias mais tradicionais - especialmente norte-americanas. Polanski, também protagonista da história, cria tipos vampirescos 'sui generis' e ainda traz a beleza de Sharon Tate como contraponto.
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