Shadow of the Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire

A FILM BY: E. Elias Merhige
WRITTEN BY: Steven Katz
STARRING: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier

F. W. Murnau (John Malkovich) is struggling to create his silent classic “Nosferatu” on location in Eastern Europe. The director is obsessed with making this the most authentic vampire movie ever. To that end, Murnau has employed a real vampire, Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe), explaining to the crew that he is the ultimate of that new breed, the “method actor” — trained by Stanislavsky himself. Schreck will appear only in character and only at night, taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible...

 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2000
Country of Origin: United States
Language: Estonian
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: 35mm