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The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) - Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski is a fantastic director, who has gone through some real shit. Unfortunately this "shit" has overshadowed his career. He has lived in exile from the United States in France for the past forty years, after fleeing the country in 1978 following sexual assault charges. Polanski has directed some real winners, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist, and 2010's The Ghost Writer, just to name a few. This movie on the other hand is not amazing. It is bland and it drags on. The sound is wretched. The comedy is forced. The best acting comes from Polanski himself and his former wife Sharon Tate. Yes, the same Sharon Tate that was murdered by Charles "Tex" Watson in the famous Charles Manson murders. I told you, Polanski has gone through some shit. 
The Fearless Vampire Killers is a horror/comedy movie from 1967, that tells the story of a professor and his assistant (Polanski) who both study vampires. The two shack up in a small town in Transylvania a…