Shadow of the Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire

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Whatever it is about Max Schreck's vampire that has inspired other actors so much, is in evidence once more in Willem Dafoe's Oscar nominated turn in the role. This darkly comic fictionalisation of the making of Murnau's original Nosferatu, suggests that the secret of Schreck's performance was that it was no performance at all. It explores both a filmmaker's (Malkovich) obsession with getting their vision to film and the agonies of a vampire who simply can't understand why so many people are needed to make a film... surely he could just eat one?    


Shadow of the Vampire

  • Director: Elias Merhige
  • Year: 2000
  • Run Time: 92 mins
  • Format: 4K
  • Country: UK/US/LUXEMBOURG
  • Rating: M