Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Video Beaverhausen: Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers
My brother and I loved this film. My Mom took us to the Totowa, NJ drive-in to see this. I remember it was very cold, so we were all bundled up in the backseat in our pjs. We also had the drive-in's heater on in the car.
The film features Jewish vampires and gay vampires to comic, though not offensive, effect, Quite progressive for the time I think. I just watched the film today and loved it all over again.
Sharon Tate is in this. She and Roman fell in love on the set. The film has a light-heartedness about it. After Sharon's untimely death, Polanski's films turned much, much darker. His next film would be the bloody MacBeth.
The film was originally entitled Dance of the Vampires but I think the more comic name suits it best. The climactic vampire ball is still chilling to me. Oh, those damned mirrors!