slap-stick comedy is not Polanski's forte but he manages to combine a sultry dark mood, a witty mise-en-scène, great performances and an insanely good soundtrack. Nostalgia and affection is what I feel for this film and for the gorgeous Sharon Tate, before her tragic fate, rest in peace.
Original comedy take on horror genre, combining slapstick and intelligent black humor. Scene in which Polanski runs away from a vampire just to circle around the balcony and return right back to him is such a witty self-reflecting take childish charm of the subgenre, as well as a subtle reaction on inevitability of tragedy returned to later on in final scene of the movie.
I liked this strange vampire film, It has a charm to it and the old man playing the professor, such a character. I think the comedy works well especially in the ballroom scene. In a good way it felt like a children's film for adults, if that makes any sense.
Polanski's unsung masterpiece. It's like "MAD MAGAZINE's Guide to Vampire-Hunting." Lots of great bits, like the Jewish Vampire and the lavish ballroom dance in front of mirrors. The movie has spectacular production-design all throughout! It's obviously a parody-of-sorts of the Hammer Vampire films, but its budget actually makes it seem more legit than they are! And Sharon Tate was quite the dish!!!
Simpática lectura cómica sobre el conde Krolock, no Orlok. Polanski parece rememorar a la comedia en su primera etapa. Los gags como fuente que revierte la historia clásica a lo paródico, sin llegar tampoco al humor cargado. La mejor escena, la de la danza frente a un espejo.