The Vampire movie must be one of many extra crowded sub genres on the market. Starting with the Silents these undead blood drinkers have been serving as societal/sexual metaphors or simply traditional escapist villains on the large display and elsewhere and can seemingly proceed to take action for generations to come back.
Just as Tarantino’s **Inglorious Basterds** works as an excessive, re-imagining of traditional 60s WWII mission movies (i.e. **Where Eagles Dare** and **The Dirty Dozen**), Polanski’s inspiration for **TFVK** have been the precedent Hammer horror movies like **Brides of Dracula** and **Kiss of the Vampire**, however with a much bigger price range, larger scale and elevated emphasis on *** and satire.
One of the few movies (of its scale) I’m conscious of that options the director as a featured character, the place the director wasn’t usually greatest often called an actor already (as is most frequently the case).
Following on from David Peel’s efficiency as Baron Meinster in Hammer’s **Brides of Dracula** it goes additional in depicting Count Von Krolock’s (Ferdy Mayne) son Herbert (Lain Quarrier), as a considerably effete vampire, clearly extra intent on the pleasures of ingesting Alfred’s (Polanski) blood.
Also cinematically launched the thought (afaik) of a vampire’s vulnerability to spiritual symbolism being depending on the creature’s unique orthodoxy (i.e. a crucifix has no impact on a Jewish vampire).
Anyway I used to be questioning the place, or if this movie locations on my fellow Redditor’s better of its style lists. General opinions, recollections and so forth.
This is certainly one of many 1960s period movies that has seemingly missed getting the motivated restoration or art-house/Blu Ray re-release effort (at the least Stateside) many lesser cult movies have already loved. It exhibits up on TCM at the least yearly, however that is about it. And no matter else, Sharon Tate is completely gorgeous within the movie.
[**The Fearless Vampire Killers**](https://youtu.be/LK46jK_6YsI)