- Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
- Cast: Maurice Schultz, Sybille Schmitz, Julian West
- Country: Denmark
- Year: 1932
- Duration: 73min
- Certificate: PG
- Type: Film
The first foray into sound filmmaking by one of cinema’s pivotal artists, Vampyr remains a cornerstone work of the horror genre. The dreamlike tale of an occult-obsessed student’s visit to a small French village, as he is drawn into the unsettling mystery around a stricken family’s struggle with malevolent forces, remains an unparalleled evocation of the uncanny.
Adapting the haunted stories of Sheridan Le Fanu, Carl Theodor Dreyer‘s ceaseless innovation delivers a tour-de-force of supernatural phantasmagoria and creeping unease, via audacious camerawork and sound design.
Writer, poet and tutor Andrew Graves will introduce the screening on Monday 18 July at 6.15pm