Sat 29th Oct 8.00pm: NOSFERATU (PG) Germany 1922 89min. Silent. dir Murnau, F.W.

Cast: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach.

The original Dracula movie – and still, 100 years on, one
of the scariest. F. W. Murnau’s visionary direction and the chilling performance of Max Schreck in
the title role make this an undeniable masterpiece of German Expressionist cinema. “A visual and
emotional treat. Schreck’s vampire is truly nightmarish, scuttling from shadows like something
you’d really like to see back under its rock.” Empire Online. Forsaking the highly stylised sets
typical of German expressionist films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Murnau imparted
a sense of dread to a real world of forests, mountains and open sea… the vampire had entered the
jugular of popular cinema and the contagion is still with us … years later’ Robert Ebert.