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Shadow of the Vampire 2000
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  • E. Elias Merhige
  • May 15, 2000
  • 92 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Horror
An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity.
Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."

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The movie was a bit of a disappointment. After a good start, with interesting characters and great atmosphere, the plot quickly descends into a series of set pieces with no cohesion. The movie has horror elements but it is neither scary or thrilling. Malkovich and Dafoe are the highlights with great acting and charisma on screen but in the end the movie feels hollow and underdeveloped.

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