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The Fearless Vampire Killers

Dance of the Vampires

Directed by Roman Polanski
United Kingdom, United States, 1967
Comedy, Horror


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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The Fearless Vampire Killers Directed by Roman Polanski

Critics reviews

Polanski’s meticulous study of silent comedy even encompasses shifting skin colors (a Bruegel winter turns it blue, haughty vampires turn it white), patiently building to the harpsichord tinkling of a beautifully deadpan Danse Macabre. The bludgeoning sausage and the toboggan-coffin, an addled Einstein unconsciously kindling the apocalypse, the trembling hand holding the mallet and stake.
January 01, 2010
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