F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu

F. W. Murnau · 1922
94min · DCP

CENTENNIAL SCREENING! An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema. Resurrected for its centennial in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann's 1922 score, this edition offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version.

Part of our annual horror series All Monsters Attack!

“It doesn’t scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death.” Roger Ebert

“It’s not just a great horror movie. It’s a poem of horror, a symphony of dread, a film so rapt, mysterious and weirdly lovely it haunts the mind long after it’s over.” The Los Angeles Times

“A masterpiece of the German silent cinema…” Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“Watching Nosferatu is like standing in the same room as death itself.” Slant Magazine