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Silent Film: NOSFERATU

October 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

nosferatuNosferatu is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F.W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck.  The film was released in 1922, and was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, “vampire” became “Nosferatu” and “Count Dracula” became “Count Orlok”). Stoker’s heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema. As of 2015, it is Rotten Tomatoes‘ second best-reviewed horror film of all time.