Polanski's spoof on the vampire legend has the director as the assistant of an old vampire hunter, MacGowran. The pair goes to Slovenia where a ball for a colony of vampires is being held. There is a Jewish vampire, who isn't affected by a crucifix, a hunchback vampire, and a homosexual
vampire. Tate is kidnapped by the Count and is saved by Polanski and MacGowran. Unknown to them, she's a vampire and gives the bite to Polanski. Shot in the Italian Alps, the cinematography is striking. MGM, against Polanski's wishes, cut 20 minutes out and put in an animated title sequence.