From the FANGORIA Vault: “NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE”Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
There’s a saying I think many horror fans would agree on: “The freaks come out at night.” In the rising warmth of our summer evenings here at the FANGORIA vault, I cannot blame them. After all, with the midnight movies, sketchy 24-hour diners and night adventures onto supposed haunted territory, what’s fun to do in the daylight anyways? Aside from that, there’s a certain beauty in the darkness that is overlooked by such generalities, and no fright film does a better job at capturing that beauty as much as Werner Herzog’s nightmarish NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE, a/k/a NOSFERATU: PHANTOM DER NACHT. Luckily for you all, FANGORIA has some eye-widening rare stills from Herzog’s eerie epic below!
Starring notorious genre-friendly hothead and frequent Herzog lead Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula, Herzog’s phantasmagorical reimagining of DRACULA, and more specifically NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR, is a haunting, patient and gorgeous rendition in its own right. Herzog and cinematographer Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein paint an alluring portrait of life between light and darkness, using gorgeous natural landscapes and castles to create a unique / realistic portrayal of Bram Stoker’s tale. In fact, the film was shot both in English and German simultaneously, hoping to reach an even greater international audience, despite its contemplative and philosophical nature. To top it all off, the film is released today on Blu-ray from the good folks over at SCREAM Factory, allowing fans to see its incredible visuals in high definition for the very first time. Check out this stunning shots below and be careful not to be caught in the shine of NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE.