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The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck

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The Fearless Vampire Killers: or Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Sharon Tate
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B

Imagine Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein crossed with Dr. Strangelove and Tom Jones and you’ve got something approximating the lumpy, flopped-nut-cake flavor of this horror comedy. Genuine jolts hang dead in the air amid silent-movie speedup shots of tobogganing coffins and butterfingered ghoulbusters, one of whom is played sweetly by director Polanski. Still, The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck‘s curio value shoots way up in this special laserdisc edition. After the film itself there’s an awful, sub-Saturday morning cartoon credit sequence stuck on for the movie’s abridged American release, and a 1966 promotional featurette, All Eyes on Sharon Tate, rounds up grown men such as David Niven and David Hemmings drooling over the then-rising and soon-to-be-murdered starlet. Now that‘s creepy. B

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