Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nosferatu the Vampyre A.K.A. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)

A West German horror directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani and Bruno Ganz.
A retelling of the Dracula story.
This seemed like it was all in slow motion. The soundtrack never going above 40bpm did not help things. The only scene with any action was Jonathan Harker rampaging through the castle, slamming doors. The plot was good and I liked the ending more than any of the other Dracula films I've seen. The characters were not developed at all. Like zero, none, static extras. The video was all beautifully shot. There were majestic landscapes on the way to the castle and epic amounts of rats in the city. The opening credits of mummified corpses complete with genital shots was a little too much, even for me. Overall, the slowest Dracula film ever made. I rate this o.k.

No comments:

Post a Comment