Classic Vampires

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Several years ago I was caring for five teenage girls who kept squealing about how Twilight is the best vampire movie ever made. Once I was done crying my hubby and I decided to review as many vampire movies as we possibly could and put them on the web because we couldn’t let these poor kids think that Twilight was the best vampire movie ever made.

One of the films we reviewed was “Vampyr” a German movie made in 1932. It is amazingly beautiful. The filming techniques and ‘special effects’ are lovely. The use of light and shadow to create the atmosphere was masterful. It uses a ‘classic scary movie score’ and I can’t help but wonder if this was one of the first to use it. It has been dubbed into English, which I normally hate, but there is so little talking in the film and it’s done so well that it didn’t bother me. This is not a scary movie- at least not for us- but I smiled thinking of people watching it in the theater in 1932 and being scared by it. If you enjoy vampire or old films people check this one out. It is really beautiful.

You can watch the whole movie on youtube

8 responses »

  1. I have heard about this movie more than once but never saw it. It needs to go on my view list, along with Nosferatu. I haven’t found a vampire movie I’ve loved thus far. Maybe one of these will be it.

    • As vampire lover I don;t really count Twilight movies- sure they’re on the list kinda but when I want to watch a vampire movie- even a bad one, I don’t ever pick Twilight. I hope you get a chance to see it. And I’m sure I’ll be posting more vampire movies, maybe I’ll find another you’ll enjoy :)

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