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VAMPYR (1932) Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer. Starring Henriette Gerard, Sybille Schmitz and Nicolas de Gunzburg.
Outside of the two NOSFERATUs, Carl Dreyer’s VAMPYR is the greatest vampire film ever made, a surreal nightmare of horror imagery that still feels strikingly modern and remains deeply influential. Dreyer captures a world that feels authentically supernatural, immersed in a hypnotic, ghostly fog with unspeakable terrors hiding in every shadowy corner. VAMPYR serves as a clear precursor to everything from 60 and 70’s Euro horror to David Lynch (this is the clear ancestor to Lynch’s ERASERHEAD) but every frame still feels original and unique. On every conceivable level, this is not just one of the great horror films but one of the greatest films ever made.
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