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Nosferatu

A thrilling mystery masterpiece – a chilling psycho-drama of blood-lust. 

Year: 1922 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (Academy) 
Certificate: BBFC PG Cert – Parental guidance 
Subtitles: It is expected that this film is fully subtitled. 
Directed by F.W. Murnau 
Starring: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff 
An image from Nosferatu

Review:

Warwick Student Cinema proudly presents Nosferatu!

One of the earliest films (cinema as we know it only starting in the 1910s) and one of the first films to experiment with what we would now call the ‘horror’ genre. In fact, it helped create the genre, while being unlike any film you’ve ever seen!

Newlyweds Hutter and Ellen are saddened when Hutter’s employer sends him on a long journey to arrange the sale of a property with a rich client. Hutter reaches Count Orlok’s home in Transylvania, and is successful in persuading the mysterious and charismatic count to buy the house. However, Hutter can’t help feeling that there’s something sinister about Orlok and his castle, and begins to suspect that he is actually a vampire, or …Nosferatu. Little does he know that these suspicions are putting him, his wife and everyone he knows in mortal danger…

Even in this early film, the director skilfully deploys shadows and clever cinematography to build up tension and suspense, making Nosferatu a classic not to be missed!

Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall

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Screenings of this film:

2017/2018 Autumn Term (digital)