Originally released in 1932, legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer's first foray into sound filmmaking centres around a village threatened by malign forces. One of the greatest horror films ever made, Vampyr returns to the cinema for a one-off 90th anniversary screening.
A dreamlike tale, adapted from the haunted stories of Sheridan Le Fanu, Vampyr follows a young man drawn into an unsettling mystery of supernatural forces.
Using sparse dialogue, audacious sound design and unconventional editing, Dreyer creates a haunting, creeping unease that blurs reality.
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