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Directed by F.W. Murnau

1922 84 mins.

The first gothic horror film, and a key work of German expressionism, Nosferatu was influenced by Freud’s new ideas of sexual repression. Max Schreck is the gangly, pointy-fingered master of the Carpathian castle who travels by coffin across the sea in search of his love, bringing plague and pestilence with him. Marked by its eerie cinematography and special effects, a constant feeling of anticipation oozes from the ominous symbols and ghastly characters.

Genres: Horror

Appears in: 32nd Reel Music Festival