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.
Yoine Shagal, Innkeeper
Count von Krolock
Herbert von Krolock
Otto Di Amant