History Film / TheFearlessVampireKillers

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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21st Apr '16 11:58:59 PM Mdumas43073
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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, seeking to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) and the rest of the locals to discuss the location of the nearby castle.

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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, seeking to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) and the rest of the locals to discuss the location whereabouts of the nearby castle.
21st Apr '16 11:57:59 PM Mdumas43073
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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, seeking to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the nearby castle.

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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, seeking to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) and the rest of the locals to discuss the location of the nearby castle.
21st Apr '16 11:56:38 PM Mdumas43073
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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the nearby castle.

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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, seeking to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the nearby castle.
21st Apr '16 11:55:52 PM Mdumas43073
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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the local castle.

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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village, to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the local nearby castle.
21st Apr '16 11:54:55 PM Mdumas43073
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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in a small Transylvanian village to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the local castle.

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Sometime in the 19th century, eminent ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his own mind, at least]]) vampire expert Professor Abronsius (Jack [=MacGowran=]) and his bumbling assistant Alfred (Polanski) arrive in the dead of winter at a small Transylvanian village village, to track down and kill a nest of vampires that they believe are lurking nearby. Stopping to rest at a local inn, they become convinced that they are on the right track, both by the presence of garlic adorning every available surface, and by the reluctance of the innkeeper Shagal (Alfie Bass) to discuss the location of the local castle.
21st Apr '16 11:52:19 PM Mdumas43073
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* AffectionateParody: Of vampire and {{Gothic horror}} movies, particularly those in the Film/HammerHorror tradition.

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* AffectionateParody: Of GothicHorror and vampire and {{Gothic horror}} movies, particularly those in the Film/HammerHorror tradition.



* MoodWhiplash: 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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* MoodWhiplash: 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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