Nosferatu: A symphony of horror

Nosferatu: A symphony of horror

Freely cribbing from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (enough so to engender a lawsuit) this Gothic masterpiece encapsulates everything about German Expressionism and the horror genre in one film. Max Schreck’s titular undead character remains one of the most terrifying and unique vampires ever, substituting disease and inhuman ugliness for the romanticism of subsequent decades. Featuring more iconic images in one film than most artists create in a lifetime, Nosferatu remains a cornerstone of any cinematic education.

This classic silent film will be accompanied by an original score composed and performed by Jesse Schuppan.

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Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive

Nosferatu: A symphony of horror

Before there was Dracula... and before we re-scored it as part of Silent Remasters there was this trailer

  • Director: F.W. Murnau
  • Year: 1922
  • Run Time: 81mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: Germany
  • Rating: PG