The Beginning of the Roman Polanski Curse?
R. V. Greene Jr. | Somewhere NC | 04/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once long ago my Granny Greene and I would stay up very, very late. I would stay with her sometimes when my parents wanted privacy. At night on the week-ends, on local TV, they would have movie marathons and even "Shock Theater". We shared a love of horror films and watched them often. This movie,"The Fearless Vampire Killers", caught our attention and took us to a place that few movies go.We would eat fresh buttered pop-corn, candied apples, and real Philly Cheese-Steak sandwiches. Watching scary movies with the light out in my Granny Greene's old house was a real treat that I have never forgotten. Lots of movies pretend to have snow and ice, this one delivers. The classic vampire castle is marvelous and realistic. The costuming is a brilliant work of cinematic art. This was Roman Polanski in the beginning of his career, when he was in love with Sharon Tate. I don't know what he did to anger the Gods, but a curse was laid upon Polanski. Soon thereafter, Sharon Tate, while pregnant with Polanski's baby, was murdered by the Manson Family in their "Helter Skelter" rampage in the mid-60's. His life has been in ruin ever since. Somehow this curse involves Charles Manson, Sharon Tate, and Roman Polanski. He let loose an evil spirit, looked to closely into the dark, or perhaps he stepped on someone's grave. All people say "Beware the Polanski curse!" This is a very campy, dated and funny movie. I've looked for it for years. Finally it's in my possession! Special message for movie-buffs, [Please Note: This is the first time in a movie, where you see the vampire's ball. Lots of movies later try to re-create the vampire's ball, but the idea originated here with "The Fearless Vampire Killers."] This movie is a must have for any ...creature of the night! P.S. Yes, it's true! There is a Gay Vampire in this movie. I guess that is also a first."