Saturday, February 6, 2016


Murnau's NOSFERATU, a light play of shadow and searing white: the eponymous vampire of the night appearing as a rat-faced stiff, literally the walking-dead. His appearances, with those spindly elongating fingers, perfectly embody the paranoia at the heart of vampire myth. Unlike Tod Browning's demure figure, Nosferatu is all-creature: like the venus fly trap, a prickly monster people fall into unknowingly, but who haunts and stalks those to whom he feels you are connected.

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