Wanna watch a boss vampire movie? Wanna watch a boss vampire-movie-within-a-vampire movie? We’ve got you covered!
“Shadow of the Vampire” (2000) ranks among the most interesting, well-produced, well-acted, and gruesomely-crafted vampire movies ever. We dare not tell you much about the plot, or the characters, or the setting. Better skip the commentary about the atmosphere, also. The Fogies may be a little spoiled, but we aren’t spoilers.
Let’s just say this: Willem Defoe received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor; Ann Buchanan and Amber Sibley received an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup. Not too many horror flicks float around in such rarefied atmosphere. And the Fogies thought the film could easily have commanded nominations in other categories.
Get yourself a nice, tall Bloody Mary, and maybe a chunk of moldy cheese. Wear a turtleneck. Set the “language” setting for German, with English sub-titles.
NO lights, camera, action!!