Friday, October 30, 2015


A student takes a respite at an old hotel and quickly is haunted by a bloodthirsty female vampire. Though made several year after the introduction of talking pictures, Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr is a mostly silent, disorienting, dreamlike exercise. Based on the short story Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, the film is virtually plotless, but is incredibly atmospheric with Dreyer's brilliant direction making fantastic, horrifying use of light and shadow.
*** out of ****