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Fearless Vampire Killers

comedy, horror


Clever comedy-horror film directed by Roman Polanski. An expert on bats, Professor Abronsius and his dim-witted assistant, Alfred, travel to Transylvania to try to find and destroy vampires.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    66%
  • Audience Score
    77%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: He was evidently only trying to make fun of horror films, forgetting that horror films, played straight, are now more often funny -- unconsciously to -- than horrible.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2005

Fresh:

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Has its few garlicky moments of delight.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Uneven vampire comedy from Roman Polanski that has some great moments, but can also drag horribly in between. It's probably the first attempt at the deconstruction of the whole vampire legend that I can think of, and as such has a certain curiosity value. The progenitor every vampire comedy since, from Mr Vampire to Buffy.

- garyX, Tuesday, June 5, 2007

3 stars

slap-stick comedy is not Polanski's forte but he manages to combine a sultry dark mood, a witty mise-en-scne, great performances and an insanely good soundtrack. Nostalgia and affection is what I feel for this film and for the gorgeous Sharon Tate, before her tragic fate, rest in peace.

- pier007, Tuesday, October 23, 2007