The Theatre on King presents Simon’s Silver Screenings: NOSFERATU!
Simon’s Silver Screenings features movies from the early decades of horror film-making, a time when artists were learning the ropes of a new medium as much as they were experimenting with its potential. Movies introduced by Simon Turner and his brainbox of arcane trivia!
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) is a German adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by renowned director F.W. Murnau (Faust, Sunrise). An unauthorized adaptation of the novel, Nosferatu transfers the notorious vampire tale to an early 19th century, plague-fearing Germany. While character names (in an unsuccessful attempt to evade copyright laws) and the climactic finale were also changed for the movie, it remains an exceptional adaptation of the Dracula story – perhaps even better than the original.
Movie-talkers more than welcome! It’s a silent movie, there are intertitles!