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MPAA Rating - n/a

Length:
    72 Minutes

Genre:
    Horror

Original Release Date:
    May 13, 1998

Director
    Carl Theodor Dreyer

Cast
    Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Jan Hieronimko, Sybille Schmitz, Rena Mandel, Henriette Gerard

 
Movie Summary
Vampyr ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanus Carmilla, the story concerns a mysterious series of killings, committed by a crone of a female vampire (Henriette Gerard). The story is told through the eyes of a holiday reveller (Julian West), who at first scoffs at the notion of a supernatural murderer, but who is eventually forced to believe that there are more things in heaven and earth. Dreyer offers few explanations of the phenomena he presents on screen: the strange and frightening happenings just happen, as casually as any everyday occurrence. As was his custom, Dreyer mostly uses nonprofessionals in his cast. Vampyr is available in a wide variety of severely edited and duped versions. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


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