We’ve just begun to experience the first cooler days in awhile here in Nashville, and the drop in temperature has put me in mind of autumn and Halloween. It’s too early for aisles of orange and black in the grocery stores, but they’ve already turned their leaves. It’s too early for costume store ads, but I saw one yesterday. It’s too early for spooky blog posts, but why fight it?
Here’s a teaser for the dreadful posts I hope to come up with next month: 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of Werner Herzog’s remake of the F.W. Murnau classic Nosferatu. Not only does Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre tip its hat to one of the earliest and greatest vampire films, and to the horror genre in general, it also attempts to create a link between the movies Herzog and his German peers were making in 1979 and the brilliant German cinema that was made before World War II and the rise of the Third Reich.
Here’s a great making-of documentary about the movie…