One of the first vampire movies ever made, and the first cinematic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu does not easily lose its power to terrify, regardless of how modern-day technology may date its experimental approach. Made in 1921 and released a year later, the film stars Max Schreck as Count Dracula, perhaps the most disturbing of all the incarnations. Bald, with pointed ears and long, pale fingers, Schreck's evocation of lust, fear and evil have transcended the century that has passed since it first appeared on the screen. If anything, the film is all the more powerful now given the eerie silence.

For this screening, however, BAM has invited a Norwegian composer, Erik K. Skodvin (who records dark, droning soundscapes under the moniker Svarte Greiner), to collaborate with Polish/German percussionist Paul Wirkus on an sinister original score that will be presented live. This one-time event is a must for any fans of classic horror.

Nosferatu (1922)
Monday, April 4
7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Tickets $15 ($10 for BAM Members)