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Shadow of the Vampire
Shadow of the Vampire
Actors: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack
Director: E. Elias Merhige
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies
R     2001     1hr 32min

Clever, engaging, and boosted by the sublime casting of Willem Dafoe as Nosferatu actor Max Schreck, Shadow of the Vampire is a film full of good ideas that are only partially developed. Its premise is ripe with possibilit...  more »

     

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Actors: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack
Director: E. Elias Merhige
Creators: Alan Howden, Jean-Claude Schlim, Jeff Levine, Jimmy de Brabant, Nicolas Cage, Norman Golightly, Steven Katz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/29/2001
Original Release Date: 01/26/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/26/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Kathie S. (kittykat) from YORK, PA
Reviewed on 7/18/2018...
I love this movie! As a die-hard Vampire movie fan, I have to say this is one of my absolute favorites!

The cast is amazing-Willem DaFoe depicts Nosferatu as I can imagine he would be, John Malchovich is awesome as ever and Udo Kier is, well Udo and perfect in his role.

Vampire movies can be the same story re-done time and time again. Many fit into 2 categories: The Romantic Count or Blood and Gore, but this storyline is completely original.

I suggest that anyone who hasn't watched the original Nosferatu do so before watching Shadow of the Vampire. It will make more sense to you and you'll enjoy it so much more.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 5/23/2011...
This film is amazing. The premise is one of the most unique I've seen in ages. What if during the making of Nosferatu the actor playing the vampire was an actual vampire. Willem Dafoe's performance as the vampire & John Malkovich's performance as the director r very entertaining. Actual footage from the silent classic is used in a very effective way. Creepy and darkly funny.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.