Shadow of the Vampire
A wicked movie about the making of the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, Shadow of the Vampire features Willem Dafoe's Oscar-nominated performance. Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) yearns to create the most terrifying vampire tale imaginable. Unknown actor Max Schreck (Dafoe), cast as the vampire Count Orlock, makes an impressive debut as filming begins, even as he hides an unearthly secret.
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- E. Elias Merhige
RSome sexuality, drug content, violence and langauge
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; production notes; talent bios and film highlights; theatrical trailer; director's commentary; featurette; photo montage; cast interviews; make-up application photo montage; Begotten trailer; DVD newsletter.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that despite this movie's comic and satiric tone, there are some creepy vampire moments. Schreck drinks a bat's blood. There are some decadent performers in a nightclub, and some characters use drugs and behave in a manner that may be very upsetting. There's brief nudity and some strong language.
- Sexual Content
- Brief nudity, scenes of decadence.
- Comic but scary vampire scenes, characters killed.
- Brief strong language.
- Social Behavior
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters abuse alcohol and drugs, scene of morphine-induced hysteria.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it