Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Great Films # 9: Vampyr (1932)

Directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer

It's been a while since I've done a "Great Films" blog entry. Since it's Halloween, I might as well do a horror film. But this is an older, classic horror film, Vampyr. It's a one of a kind film. It's practically silent which was a conscious artistic decision because sound has been the norm for a few years at this point. There's also no on-screen violence either but the atmosphere produced is very creepy. There were a couple of shots here that sent chills down my spine. It's not a conventional horror film even by today's standards. 

3 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm going to have to check this out later on in the spirit of Halloween buddy, it sounds awesome, you've really sold it well!

Tony Van Helsing said...

As my name suggests I find vampires annoying and will kill any I meet. So I won't be watching this.

Adam said...

such a classic era of monster films