Dir. F.W. Murnau (1922).
The first, uncredited adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a memorably atmospheric horror film awash with free-floating German phobias about mysterious bloodsuckers from the East. Murnau’s direction defined open-air expressionism while the aptly named Max Schreck made an indelible manifestation as the undead count.
Sun., Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 1, 2010