Nosferatu The Vampyre

Nosferatu The Vampyre


Werner Herzog's love letter remake of Murnau's seminal original brings grit, filth and overbearing dread back to the vampire film and manages to save the genre from the creeping camp of the Hammer films. Claustrophobically filmed and meditatively paced, this film features an effortless and fearless performance by Klaus Kinski, who takes Max Schreck's otherworldly creation and makes it his own.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

WINNER: Silver Bear, Berlinale

Nosferatu The Vampyre

  • Director: Werner Herzog
  • Year: 1979
  • Run Time: 107 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: Germany/France
  • Rating: PG