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The Fearless Vampire Killers

or, Pardon Me, But Your Teeth are in My Neck (aka Dance of the Vampires)
Great Britain/USA 1967. Dir: Roman Polanski. 108 min. DCP

BITE NITE! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
COME IN COSTUME! PRIZES! BLOODY GOOD REFRESHMENTS!
5:30 pm - Doors

6:15 pm - The Fearless Vampire Killers

8:20 pm -
The Hunger
10:15 pm - Near Dark

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The immediate predecessor of Rosemary’s Baby in the Roman Polanski filmography, this spirited spoof of Hammer horror films was the director’s only film with actress and future wife Sharon Tate. The batty plot has eccentric Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) hunting for vampires in Transylvania, accompanied by faithful disciple Alfred (Polanski). When Alfred loses his heart to beautiful Sarah (Tate), an innkeeper's daughter, he quickly discovers she has another, more sinister, suitor. Polanski’s engaging, inventive film, which includes a screen credit for “fangs” and a Jewish vampire not dissuaded by crucifixes, impresses with its atmospheric evocation of Central Europe. It culminates, hilariously, with a tour-de-force “vampire’s ball” sequence. “More than a parody ... this enchanting film — funny, horrific, and tender by turns, full of meaning and visually dazzling — exists altogether in its own right” (Ivan Butler, The Cinema of Roman Polanski).

REVIEWS

“Amiably runs through all the standbys associated with vampire movies, putting a personal and goofy spin on most of them.”

Chicago Reader | full review

“Funny and scary, this is vintage Polanski.”

Empire | full review

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