Repost from earlier this year.
The 1920’s were an interesting time in America. World War One ended in 1918 and the Spanish Flu Epidemic swept across the globe. For the wealthy, it was the roaring twenties, but a lot of people in the lower classes were suffering already. Films of the silent era were an escape from everyday life.
My favorite silent film is “Nosferatu” (1922). Max Schreck was incredibly creepy as the vampire. These days they give vampires all these extra teeth and monstrous abilities, but they kept it simple in this film and it still to this day creeps me out.
I enjoyed “Shadow of the Vampire” (2000) starring John Malkovich and William Dafoe. Both Malkovich and Dafoe do excellent work in this film. If you’ve never seen it, watch it for their performances. If you get the chance, watch it sometime in October. This movie does a twist on the cliché vampire…
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