Nosferatu the Vampyre
Director: Werner Herzog
West Germany/France / 1979 / 107 min
In German and English with English subtitles
Herzog brashly took up the mantle of German Expressionism in revisiting the unhallowed soil of Murnau’s silent masterpiece, with old foe and collaborator Klaus Kinski filling Max Schreck’s shoes as the pestilent Count and Isabelle Adjani as the owner of the pale, slender neck that he so dearly desires to drink of. Working for the first time with international financing, Herzog was able to unleash horror on a truly epic scale, with both Mexican mummies and an ocean of rats taking part in his symphony of terror. Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.