Based upon Bram Stoker’s Dracula, one of the most evocative texts in popular culture, FW Murnau’s 1922 film adaptation relocates the story from Transylvania to nineteenth-century Bremen. Max Schreck stars as the terrifying Count Orlock, who thirsts for the body and soul of a young clerk and his beautiful wife.
Regarded as the first vampire film, Nosferatu is one of the most artistically original and masterfully ghoulish of the genre.
Paul Robinson’s beguiling score is performed by the six piece HarmonieBand (featuring piano, clarinet, accordion, saxophone, percussion and cello), featuring a delightful mixture of styles underpinned by cabaret sounds and nods to the work of Kurt Weill and American Minimalism. Germany 1922 Dir F W Murnau 93 min