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Vampyr

With 'Vampyr', Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery ('The Passion of Joan of Arc', '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 rolling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, 'Vampyr' is one of cinema's great nightmares.

Year: 1932
Genre: Horror Movies, German Cinema, Vampires, Supernatural
Country: France, Germany
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel
Duration: 73 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
7.6/10
Location in store: Horror
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