It’s the world’s first horror movie – and some still say it’s the best.
And just in time for Halloween Nosferatu is being screened in York, complete with live music – and a brand new drink to match.
FW Murnau’s 1922 masterful take on the vampire genre Nosferatu will be screened this Sunday (27 October) at the National Centre For Early Music. Featuring Max Schrek as the titular vampire Count Orlok, this was the first screen adaption of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
Live musical accompaniment comes from members of the Frame Ensemble, acclaimed silent film pianist Jonny Best, violinist Irine Røsnes and percussionist Trevor Bartlett.
Also, the National Centre for Early Music has teamed up with York Gin to serve two spooktacular cocktails.
On offer, if you dare, will be a ‘Nosferatu Negroni’, made up of York Gin Roman Fruits, Campari and Martini Rosso.
Or perhaps you will be tempted by the ‘Vampire’s Kiss’, which is York Gin Outlaw, Chambord, sparkling wine, and a garnish of red sugar.
The film isn’t without some controversy. Bram Stoker’s widow sued the film’s production company for copyright infringment after the film was made without the author’s permission.
The court sided with the widow and ordered that all prints of the film were to be destroyed. However, a single copy survived, and it’s because of that that we can still witness the film today. What a journey!
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