Dance Of The Vampires (1967)
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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.
Who says Vampires are no laughing matter?
Also Known As:
The Fearless Vampire Killers
The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me
But Your Teeth Are in My Neck
The Vampire Killers
Title: Dance Of The Vampires
Release Date: November 13, 1967
Runtime: 108 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Jack MacGowran ...Professor Abronsius
Roman Polanski ...Alfred, Abronsius' Assistant
Alfie Bass ...Shagal, the Inn-Keeper
Jessie Robins ...Rebecca Shagal
Sharon Tate ...Sarah Shagal
Ferdy Mayne ...Count von Krolock
Iain Quarrier ...Herbert von Krolock
Terry Downes ...Koukol, the Servant
Fiona Lewis ...Magda, the Maid
Ronald Lacey ...Village Idiot
Sydney Bromley ...Sleigh Driver
Andreas Malandrinos ...Woodcutter
Otto Diamant ...Woodcutter
Matthew Walters ...Woodcutter
Roy Evans ...Vampire at ball
More Movie Taglines:
- Who says Vampires are no laughing matter?
- Count Von Krolock: A year ago exactly on this same night we were assembled here in this very room: I your pastor, and you my beloved flock. With hopefulness in my heart I told you then that with Lucifer's aid we might look forward to a more succulent occasion. Cast back your minds. There we were, gathered together, gloomy and despondent, around a single meager woodcutter.
Shagal, the Inn-Keeper: [a young woman tries to fend off Shagail, a Jewish Vampire, with a cross] Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire.
[last lines] Narrator: That night, fleeing from Transylvania, Professor Abronsius never guessed he was carrying away with him the very evil he had wished to destroy. Thanks to him, this evil would at last be able to spread across the world.
Alfred, Abronsius' Assistant: Shouldn't we build a barricade? Professor Abronsius: No, that would be bad tactics.
Count Von Krolock: I am a night bird. I am not much good in the daytime.
- Producer Martin Ransohoff discovered Sharon Tate on the set of "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962), and insisted that director Roman Polanski use her instead of Jill St. John as Polanski had planned.
Sharon Tate replaced 'Jill St John', who withdrew shortly before shooting.
Amongst the ancestral portraits in the castle is a depiction of an ugly old woman inspired by a sketch of Leonardo da Vinci and since the 18th century frequently connected with Margarete Maultasch, countess of Tyrol (1318-1369).
The original format of the film was to be spherical widescreen. However, at the early stages of production the format was changed to wider, anamorphic Panavision. This results in some of the spherical shots having to be reframed and cropped in order to be as wide as Panavision.
The film's original release in the United States was so severely re-edited against Polanski's wishes that he disowned it entirely.
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