Shadow of the Vampire Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Shadow of the Vampire the Movie

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Behind the scenes look at what possibly went on during the making of the silent vampire classic, 1922's "Nosferatu." Director F.W. Murnau (Malkovich) and his crew head for Czechoslovakia for location shooting on his version of "Dracula" and the first meeting of the dedicated actor who will play the title role--a very eccentric Max Schreck (Dafoe). Only Murnau has struck a devil's bargain with Schreck, who is an actual vampire--the leading man gets leading lady Greta (McCormack) as a reward--and a snack. But it seems Schreck can't wait, as the crew starts to fall mysteriously ill. A little slow going but strangely compelling and the two lead performances are outstanding.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Behind the Scenes, Showbiz Dramas, Period Piece: 1920s, Vampires, At the Movies
Steven Katz
John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Catherine McCormack, Cary Elwes, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier, Ronan Vibert, Aden (John) Gillett
Lou Bogue
Edmund Elias Merhige
Dan Jones
Lions Gate Films


L.A. Film Critics 2000: Support. Actor (Dafoe).

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