It's the living end, a fancy-dress ball for blood fiends in Count Von Krolock's Transylvanian castle. Surely no mortal would be foolish enough to infiltrate this hemogobbling horror of a soiree. But partygoers notice something in the ballroom mirrors: the reflections of humans - vampire killers - dancing among them. Director - Co-writer Roman Polanski (The Pianist, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) spoofs vampire movies with this droll balancing act of shocks and laughs. He also portrays Alfred, mousy apprentice to a doddering researcher of vampirism (Jack MacGowran)... and the lovestruck defender of gorgeous Sarah (Sharon Tate) when the Count (Ferdy Mayne) tries to make her the ghoul of his dreams. It's all fang-tastic fun!
- The Fearless Vampire Killers review by CW
I like vampire movies - both the “serious” dramatic ones and the funny ones. This is neither. Perhaps writer and director thought it amusing but I did not. Why Roman Polanski made it is beyond me. I thought it was going to make me laugh. After a few minutes I watched on fast forward a bit, continued at regular pace, gave up.