Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, Germany, 1979)

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Uncommonly beautiful in a way that has nothing to do with mere prettiness.
— Vincent Canby, New York Times


Aguirre, Wrath of God was such a hit at film club, we've decided to choose another great Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski pairing for our additional Halloween screening.

Herzog's 1979 take on FW Murnau's classic 1922 film sees Kinksi in the same makeup style used by Murnau's leading man Max Schreck. Essentially a retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula, the mesmerising film traces the blood-sucking progress of the count as he takes over a small German town, then attempts to spread his influence and activities to the rest of the world. 

The brilliant support comes from Isabelle Adjani as Lucy Harker and Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire, Downfall) as Jonathan Harker.