Time & Location
25 Oct, 19:30
Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
About the Event
As part of a month long film festival of silent film classics from the 1920’s, accompanied by live musical score.
As Halloween draws near, join us for a special 100 year anniversary screening of the granddaddy of all vampire movies and undoubtedly one of the most influential horror films ever made, Nosferatu.
The mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen. After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok’s servant, Knock, prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.
This screening will be accompanied by live musical score, performed by the British Film Institute’s classically trained house pianist Meg Morley.
Since performing her first improvised score for silent film in 2016, Meg has regularly played at various international film festivals (Il Cinema Ritrovato, Netherlands Silent Film Festival, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto) and has recorded original scores for several DVD releases (including Hitchcock’s The Ring for US company Kino Lorber). She is a house pianist for the British Film Institute (at Southbank) which commissioned her, in 2018, to compose, perform and tour a score for the Meg Morley Trio to accompany several silent films starring Mabel Normand. Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival also commissioned her for a collaborative score with Derbyshire’s electronic band Haiku Salut for the 1930 German experimental silent film People on Sunday.
Runtime: 1hr 34mins
Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wagenheinm, Greta Schroeder, Alexander Granach