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Shadow of the Vampire

Rating:R (for some sexuality, drug content, violence and langauge)
Genre:Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:December 29, 2000
Running time:84 minutes
Cast:John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Catherine McCormack, Cary Elwes
Director:Elias Merhige
Producer:Nicolas Cage, Jeff Levine
Writer:Steven Katz
Distributor:Lions Gate Releasing

Description: F W Murnau is making Nosferatu on location in Eastern Europe. The director is determined to make this the most authentic movie ever. To this end Murnau has employed a real vampire, Max Schreck. He explains Schreck's weird behavior by saying that he is a fastidious method actor. As payment Schreck has been promised drug addicted beauty Greta - Nosferatu's leading-lady. She is to be his at the end of filming. But it seems that Schreck cannot wait that long to taste the blood of the crew.

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