Sunday, 8 February 2009 paraphrase Fantasy Island, "The plague, the plague"...

Wow! not looked at this original stuff for ages. Saw Herzogs adaptation of Nosferatu last week in it's entirety for the first time and it blew me away. Very highly charged and atmospheric. Beautifully lit, sumptious colour, containing some fantastic moments of cinematic beauty serenaded by an utterly mesmerising soundtrack.

I can't deny that I'm prone to the odd 'Renfield' moment at times, and, yes, Kinski does look like Gary Numan in this.

What are all these youtube grading stars about? Bet I clicked on something I shouldn't have.


  1. I love the old Dracula films- even the Hammer House of Horror ones are surprisingly lit well. I think there is something about the horror genre, all that seductive red and dark tones and a sexual undercurrent that has the potential to inspire some fab images of our own- i'm inspired to go away and create a horror image of our own- well when I have the rest of my shit sewn up anyway :)

  2. You sew up your shit? Tend to flush mine down the loo. Call me old fashioned... :o)

  3. This is the second time in a week I have heard this recommended.... MUST WATCH.


    I reckon the image of a sewed up shit, will haunt me for the rest of my days.