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R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
F. W. Murnau (John Malkovich) is struggling to create his silent classic "Nosferatu" on location in Eastern Europe. The director is obsessed with making this the most authentic vampire movie ever. To that end, Murnau has employed a real vampire, Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe), explaining to the crew that he is the ultimate of that new breed, the "method actor" -- trained by Stanislavsky himself. Schreck will appear only in character and only at night.

Cast: John Malkovich , Willem Dafoe , Cary Elwes , John Aden Gillett , Eddie Izzard , Udo Kier , Catherine McCormack , Ronan Vibert

Director: E. Elias Merhige

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

Release Date: May 15th, 2000|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a mesmerizing spectacle. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Dafoe never reverts to campy, movie-monster gestures but seems liberated, consumed by his character, inspired to give a performance that's intuitive and otherworldly. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Feast upon a career-peak Willem Dafoe performance as a bat-eared fiend who is foul, funny, ferocious, forlorn and unforgettable. show more

  • October 29, 2012 lpinto321
    Report This User

    I greatly love this movie\'s protral of a vampire. Why is it not on the telly this year or last. Knology even does not have this creepy, scary, funny, perfect vampire movie

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