Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer Run Time: 73 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Language: Silent with English Subtitles
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel
Get into the Halloween spirit with Nitehawk’s LIVE SOUND CINEMA presentation of the silent horror classic VAMPYR with a live score performed by BLACK LODGE.
With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery (The Passion of Joan of Arc and Day of Wrath) was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result—concerning an occult student assailed by various supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris—is nearly unclassifiable, a host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creating a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares. – Criterion
Providing the live score to Metropolis is Black Lodge, a collective of musicians led by guitarist/composer Geoff Gersh, who re-score films then perform live to them.
Also part of our upcoming October FINAL GIRL series that looks at the central role of women in horror film.
Featuring Absolut Vodka Cocktails.