Vampyr

Vampyr

classified PG S
Film

Please note: This was screened in May 2022

Director
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast
Maurice Schultz, Sybille Schmitz, Julian West
Details
73 mins, Subtitled, 1932, Germany/France
Primary language
German

Join us to celebrate one of cinema’s great nightmares with this 90th anniversary restoration of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s experimental early talkie about a village threatened by malign forces.

A cornerstone work of the horror genre, Vampyr is the dreamlike tale of an occult-obsessed student as he arrives at a countryside inn - and finds the family that lives there pulling him into a mystery that crosses between the realms of the living and the dead.

Dreyer delivers a tour-de-force of supernatural fantasy and creeping unease through audacious camerawork, chilling imagery and sound design - come and see why Alfred Hitchcock deemed Vampyr “the only film worth watching… twice”.