Nosferatu the Vampyre
Director: Werner Herzog Run Time: 107 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1979 Language: German
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast
Herzog’s only horror film is as rich with artistry and tragedy as his most grounded, human work. Despite the premonitions of danger expressed by his wife (Adjani), 19th century businessman Jonathan Harker (Ganz) leaves on a long journey to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. Arriving at a large, gloomy castle, Harker is confronted by a pale, wraith-like figure with deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula (Kinski). Harker slowly realizes that he is in the presence of a vampire, yet, even still, he doesn’t realize the magnitude of danger he, his wife, and his town are about to experience.