Shadow Of The Vampire (2000)
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Max Schreck's performance in the classic film Nosferatu has become legendary. What if the reason he was so good is that he really was a vampire? That's the premise of this film, which features director F.W. Murnau so enamored with creating the perfect vampire film that he seeks out an actual member of the undead to play the title role. But when Schreck starts taking more and more advantage of the opportunities to feed he suddenly has, can Murnau come to his senses and destroy him?
An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity.
Also Known As:
Burned to Light
Title: Shadow Of The Vampire
Release Date: October 12, 2000
Runtime: 92 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror
Languages: English, German, Letzebuergesh
Country: UK, USA, Luxembourg
Colors: Black and White, Color
Sound: SDDS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for some sexuality, drug content, violence and language.
E. Elias Merhige
John Malkovich ...F.W. Murnau
Willem Dafoe ...Max Schreck
Udo Kier ...Albin Grau
Cary Elwes ...Fritz Wagner
Catherine McCormack ...Greta Schroeder
Eddie Izzard ...Gustav von Wangerhein
Aden Gillett ...Henrick Galeen
Nicholas Elliott ...Paul (as Nicholas Elliot)
Ronan Vibert ...Wolfgang Muller
Sophie Langevin ...Elke
Myriam Muller ...Maria
Milos Hlavac ...Innkeeper (as Milos Hlavak)
Marja Leena Junker ...Innkeeper's Wife
Derek Kueter ...Reporter 1
Norman Golightly ...Reporter 2
Patrick Hastert ...Reporter 3
Sascha Ley ...Drunken Woman (as Sacha Ley)
Marie Paule von Roesgen ...Old Woman (as Marie Paule Van Roesgen)
Jean Claude Croes ...Murnau's Crew (as Jean Claude Croes)
Christophe Chrompin ...Murnau's Crew (as Christophe Crompin)
Graham Johnston ...Murnau's Crew
Orian Williams ...Murnau's Crew
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ...Micheline
Radica Jovicic ...Murnau's Crew
Jimmy de Brabant
Jean Claude Schlim
Shadow Of The Vampire Horror Film Trailer 1
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Shadow Of The Vampire Horror Film Trailer 3
"The Flying Dutchman Overture"
"Tristan Und Isolde - Overture"
More Movie Taglines:
- An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity.
- F.W. Murnau: Why him, you monster? Why not the... script girl? Max Schreck: Oh. The script girl. I'll eat her later.
F.W. Murnau: I will not allow you to destroy my picture! Max Schreck: This is hardly your picture any longer.
Max Schreck: Did I kill one of your people, Murnau? I can't remember.
Murnau: They don't need to act. They need to *be*.
F.W. Murnau: If it's not in frame, it doesn't exist!
- The locomotive that conveys the film crew to Czechoslovakia is named "Charon". In Greek myth, Charon was the ferryman who conveyed the souls of the dead across the river Styx.
The part of Max Schreck was written specifically for Willem Dafoe
Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) recites Tennyson's poem 'Tithonus' at one point: 'The woods decay, the woods decay and fall, the vapors weep their burthen to the ground...' This is apropos, because the poem is about a character from Greek mythology who was immortal even though he continued to age. Just like Schreck, this made him a tragic figure.
Cary Elwes has now starred in two film interpretations concerning Dracula, the other being Dracula (1992)
The music played on the phonograph to set the mood for the actors in some of the scenes is the soundtrack of Dracula (1979) written by John Williams.
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