History Film / TheFearlessVampireKillers

11th Jul '17 9:41:23 AM eroock
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* NotQuiteSavedEnough: At first it seems Alfred made it in time to save Sarah from turning into a vampire which he unfortunately finds out too late at the end of the film.

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* NotQuiteSavedEnough: At first it seems Alfred made it [[VampireRefugee in time to save Sarah from turning into a vampire vampire]] which he unfortunately finds out too late at the end of the film.
4th Jul '17 5:12:05 AM eroock
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* MuggedForDisguise: Professor Abronsius and Alfred take out two vampires, so they could [[DressingAsTheEnemy use their dresses and wigs to get closer to Sarah at the vampire ball]].
3rd Jul '17 3:54:34 PM eroock
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* {{Bookends}}: The film opens and closes with a shot of our vampire hunters slay-riding across the snowy Carpathian Mountains.

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* {{Bookends}}: The film opens and closes with a shot of our vampire hunters slay-riding sleigh-riding across the snowy Carpathian Mountains.


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* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: In the last scene Alfred loses one of his shoes during [[spoiler:his death struggle while Sarah bites him on the sleigh]].
2nd Jul '17 4:53:58 PM eroock
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* {{Bookends}}: The film opens and closes with a shot of our vampire hunters slay-riding across the snowy Carpathian Mountains.



* CobwebOfDisuse: The castle is full of these.
* CruelTwistEnding: Sarah has already become a vampire, and turns Alfred into one as Professor Abronsius unknowingly takes them to Vienna.



* HollywoodDarkness: The exterior scenes during full moon are clearly shot at daylight.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Subverted when Magda holds up a crucifix to ward off the Jewish vampire Shagal, only to be told, in a heavy Yiddish accent, "Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire!" Apparently holy symbols only hurt if they were ever holy to the vampire.



* KarmicDeath: Koukol, who is seen killing a wolf early on, gets eaten by wolves at the end.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Vampirized Shagal after realizing he had just killed Magda who was meant for the party guests.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The fearless vampire killers unwittingly bring a vampire back to civilization, where it can spread the curse and continue the supernatural evil of vampirism.
* NonIndicativeName: While Abronsius is indeed fearless, Alfred is scared as hell, and both aren't effective in killing vampires.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The fearless vampire killers unwittingly [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom unwittingly]] bring a vampire back to civilization, where it can spread the curse and continue the supernatural evil of vampirism.
* NonIndicativeName: While Abronsius is indeed fearless, NotQuiteSavedEnough: At first it seems Alfred is scared as hell, and both aren't effective made it in killing vampires.time to save Sarah from turning into a vampire which he unfortunately finds out too late at the end of the film.



* ShadowDiscretionShot: Subverted when we see the shadows of Abronsius and Alfred piercing a WoodenStake into the heart of a ... pillow.



* TwistEnding: Sarah has already become a vampire, and turns Alfred as Professor Abronsius unknowingly takes them to Vienna. Doubles as a DownerEnding [[InferredHolocaust and a]] CruelTwistEnding.
5th Jan '17 7:37:22 PM NOYB
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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Alfred hangs on Abronsius' every word, and doesn't seem to realize that he's more than a bit incompetent.

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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Alfred hangs on Abronsius' Abronsius's every word, and doesn't seem to realize that he's more than a bit incompetent.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Professor Abronsius' advice is singularly unhelpful at just about every stage of the film.

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Professor Abronsius' Abronsius's advice is singularly unhelpful at just about every stage of the film.



* TheyCalledMeMad: Professor Abronsius' vampire obsession eventually got him fired from his post at Königsberg University, where his colleagues dubbed him "The Nut."

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* TheyCalledMeMad: Professor Abronsius' Abronsius's vampire obsession eventually got him fired from his post at Königsberg University, where his colleagues dubbed him "The Nut."
14th Jul '16 2:41:10 PM Franzi1011
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* {{Idiot Hero}}es: Ambronsius and ''especially'' Alfred.

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* {{Idiot Hero}}es: Ambronsius Abronsius and ''especially'' Alfred.



* TheRenfield: von Krolok's hunchbacked servant Koukol, who is also TheSpeechless.

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* TheRenfield: von Krolok's Krolock's hunchbacked servant Koukol, who is also TheSpeechless.



* TheVonTropeFamily: Count von Krolock.

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* TheVonTropeFamily: Count von Krolock.Krolock and his son.
6th Jun '16 5:12:10 PM Doug86
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* MoodWhiplash: The film shifts on a dime between slapstick comedy and straightforward [[HammerHorror Hammeresque]] horror.

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* MoodWhiplash: The film shifts on a dime between slapstick comedy and straightforward [[HammerHorror [[Film/HammerHorror Hammeresque]] horror.
29th May '16 12:29:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Herbert is the only blond man in the film.
20th May '16 4:39:40 PM VoxAquila
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* MundaneLuxury: Sarah indulges in warm baths.
22nd Apr '16 12:01:24 AM Mdumas43073
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* MoodWhiplas

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* MoodWhiplasMoodWhiplash: The film shifts on a dime between slapstick comedy and straightforward [[HammerHorror Hammeresque]] horror.
* {{Narrator}}: Heard at the beginning and end of the film.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The fearless vampire killers unwittingly bring a vampire back to civilization, where it can spread the curse and continue the supernatural evil of vampirism.
* NonIndicativeName: While Abronsius is indeed fearless, Alfred is scared as hell, and both aren't effective in killing vampires.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Actually, they've got every one of the classic traits. Vampires sleep in coffins, only go out at night, and do not appear in mirrors. They can be warded off with garlic and religious symbols (apparently only the religious symbols they believe in). Theoretically, at least, they can be killed with a stake through the heart, but the protagonists never get a chance to test that idea.
* PlummetPerspective: Abronsius loses his hat while navigating ThePrecariousLedge at von Krolock's castle, and we see it fall the long way down.
* TheProfessor: Professor Abronsius likes to think he is this.
* TheRenfield: von Krolok's hunchbacked servant Koukol, who is also TheSpeechless.
* ScreenToStageAdaptation: Became the popular European musical ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' (and, allegedly, the much less popular American version, ''Dance of the Vampires'').
* ShiksaGoddess: Shagal for his blonde serving wench, though anything would be preferable to his wife.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* TheyCalledMeMad: Professor Abronsius' vampire obsession eventually got him fired from his post at Königsberg University, where his colleagues dubbed him "The Nut."
* TwistEnding: Sarah has already become a vampire, and turns Alfred as Professor Abronsius unknowingly takes them to Vienna. Doubles as a DownerEnding [[InferredHolocaust and a]] CruelTwistEnding.
* {{Uberwald}}: Transylvania gets this treatment, natch.
* VampireBitesSuck
* VampireDance: The climax occurs during the vampires' annual ball.
* VampireHunter: What does it say in the title?
* VampireVords: The Count talks like this, but Herbert, oddly, does not.
* VampiresAreRich: Shagal appears to be the only lower class vampire.
* TheVirus: Vampirism.
* TheVonTropeFamily: Count von Krolock.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Shagal, the innkeeper.
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