New York State Writers Institute - Vampyr

New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series, Fall 1996


November 1, 1996 (Friday), 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue

(French/German, 1932, 65 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

Stylized use of light, shadow, and camera angles are expertly manipulated in this chilling vampire-in-a-castle tale based on the story Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu. A young traveller arrives at a remote castle and is haunted by inexplicable sights.