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Fearless Vampire Killers, The (1967)

Fearless Vampire Killers (known in some markets as Dance Of The Vampires) is a film full of suspense, great scenery and enthusiastic performers (but beware of edited versions).

It’s also a hilarious horror comedy poised on the knife edge of Hammer nightmare and Carry On farce.


To the heart of Transylvania comes the fearless – but hapless – vampire killer Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) who, together with his assistant and faithful disciple Alfred (Roman Polanski), is hoping to prove beyond doubt that vampires do exist.

Taking a room at a rural inn (run by Alfie Bass), they soon sense the fear of the villagers and discover a mysterious castle in the vicinity – the home of the sinister Count von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne) and his bloodsucking brood.

The movie features one of the few film roles by the beautiful Sharon Tate (director Polanski’s wife-to-be), who was tragically murdered by the Manson ‘family’. Her scene in the bathtub with the old Hassidic vampire is a scream.

Professor Abronsius
Jack MacGowran
Roman Polanski
Yoine Shagal, Innkeeper
Alfie Bass
Mrs Shagal
Jessie Robins
Sarah Shagal
Sharon Tate
Count von Krolock
Ferdy Mayne
Herbert von Krolock
Iain Quarrier
Terry Downes
Fiona Lewis
Ronald Lacey
Sydney Bromley
Andreas Malandrinos
Otto Di Amant
Matthew Walters

Roman Polanski