The Fearless Vampire Killers

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

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Corrected entry: The location of the Krolock family crypt is at odds: In order to reach it, the castle courtyard must be crossed (which is level with the available ground), and the crypt stairs lead downwards. In order to reach the crypt via a chute, the professor and Alfred sneak their way across the castle's roofs and battlements to the chute opening in the top of a structure high above ground; and the chute descends only one or two feet before depositing Alfred (but not the professor, who gets stuck) in the crypt.

Correction: The crypt position is fine. The castle is up on a hill (as any good movie castle would be), with the "chute side" on the edge of a very steep cliff. Going into the courtyard from the entrance it's all level and you reach the crypt, but the other side has battlements since it's by a cliff. When Alfred drops the professor's case you see it tumbling down this cliff.

Corrected entry: The blade of the two-handed sword Alfred uses to ward off the vampires (as he, the professor and Sarah prepare to escape) wobbles.

Correction: Unless someone who is an expert in swords can say otherwise, I don't see this as an error. The sword blade is so long (I'm guessing it's supposed to be a Scottish Claymore) that the wobbles looked natural to me. I doubt such a sword would be useful in combat, but for all we know it was never used by Krolock as anything but a castle decoration and was never used in combat.

Continuity mistake: In the final sequence, when Sharon Tate awakes from death as a vampire, she rises and sits straight up; but in the next shot, when she buries her teeth into Polanski's neck, she leans back in the sled's seat before attacking him.

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Count Von Krolock: A year ago exactly on this same night we were assembled here in this very room: I your pastor, and you my beloved flock. With hopefulness in my heart I told you then that with Lucifer's aid we might look forward to a more succulent occasion. Cast back your minds. There we were, gathered together, gloomy and despondent, around a single meager woodcutter.

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Trivia: It was during the casting tryouts for the movie that Polanski and Tate first met; they got married about two years later.

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