Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

  • Horror
  • 1h 55m

Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz and Isabella Adjani shimmer in Werner Herzog’s magical retelling of the FW Murnau’s vampire classic. This vision is filled with dreary, ominous imagery and a fascinating alchemy between Kinski’s Dracula and Adjani’s Lucy Harker.

In this English language version, Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula’s castle to sell him a house in Wismar – where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men’s blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan’s wife, Dracula moves to Wismar, bringing with him death and plague…

An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the curse of not being able to get old and die.

Director

Werner Herzog

Language

English