March 20, 2015

Shadow of the Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire, 2000. Murnau films Nosferatu with a real vampire.

Directed by E. Elias Merhige. Written by Steven Katz. Starring John Malkovich, & Willem Dafoe, with Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, & Eddie Izzard.

Concept: A
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: B
Pacing: C
Cinematography: When you're making an homage to Nosferatu, you'd damn well better have some great cinematography. C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: D
Music: B
Enjoyment: A thoroughly half-assed film. The idea is cute, but that's all there is. It's bad at being creepy. It's bad at being dramatic. It's really bad at silly accents. C

GPA: 2.3/4

[updated from a previous post - original is here]

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