Vampyr

Vampyr

Synopsis

With Vampyr, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result – concerning an occult student assailed by various supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris – is nearly unclassifiable, a host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creating a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares.

Technical Specs

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Year: 1932
Country: France | Germany
Language: German
Duration: 72 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: PG
Alternate Title: Vampyr - Der Traum Des Allan Grey