Vampyr

49. VAMPYR (1932-Denmark). Directed by CARL DREYER. One of the earliest, and certainly the most successful, vampire-based horror films. An extremely sophisticated approach to the supernatural, told in a slow dreamlike style through inference and suggestion. For the serious student of film, an important contribution to the art of the horror film. The slowly building, almost irrefutable pace builds past the exquisite camera work to the authentic chill of the beyond. Told mostly in visuals and superbly mysterious music; what little dialogue there is, is in German with English subtitles. 66 minutes. Horror-Suspense