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Shadow of the Vampire

Dramatisation of the relationship between director F W Murnau and the actor Max Schreck during the filming of the 1920s silent horror classic, Nosferatu.

On location in Czechoslovakia, the film crew believes that Schreck is adopting a keen interest in his role as the vampire. However, they are unaware of the real reason behind the actor's very convincing performance which coincides with the deaths of crew members.

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1 hour, 21 minutes

Last on

Thu 2 Jan 2014 01:05


Role Contributor
FW MurnauJohn Malkovich
Max SchreckWillem Dafoe
Greta SchroderCatherine McCormack
Albin GrauUdo Kier
Fritz Arno 'Fritzy' WagnerCary Elwes
Gustav von WangenheimEddie Izzard
DirectorE Elias Merhige
ProducerNicolas Cage
ProducerJeff Levine
WriterSteven Katz