James Kennerley will provide a thrilling improvised soundtrack to the classic 1922 horror film Nosferatu.
The Film: German Expressionist film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. Released in 1922 as the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (with names changed due to studio copyright issues), Nosferatu is as haunting as they come and is still recognized today as one of the most chilling vampire films of all time.
In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta A Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his home.
Director: F.W. Murnau
Screenplay: Henrik Galeen from the novel by Bram Stoker
Principal Cast: Max Schreck (Nosferatu/Count Orlok)
Alexander Granach (Jonathan Knock, an estate agent)
Gustav von Wangenheim (Hutter)
Greta Schroeder (Ellen Hutter)
Georg H. Schnell (Westrenka)
Ruth Landshoff (Lucy Westrenka)
Tickets: $20 (Seniors $18, Students $15, Kids 12 and under FREE but tickets required)
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