We are delighted to screen this classic on its 90th anniversary in a restored print. Based, unofficially on Dracula by Bram Stoker, his widow had it banned and sought out all prints to be destroyed.
However, the film survived and Murnau’s Nosferatu remains very creepy. Not least for Max Schreck who, despite only 9 minutes of screen time, dominates as the Count and evokes an explicit horror in his performance that remains unequalled. Strange effects and dramatic landscapes create a sustained claustrophobic atmosphere.
An undoubted classic and a screening not to be missed.
Dir. F W Murnau, Germany 1921 (PG)