Classic vampire tale headed for Hawaii Theatre's screen
This is how they defined horror in the old days: "Nosferatu."
F.W. Murnau's 1922 vampire tale starred Max Schreck, delivering such lines as "Is this your wife? What a lovely throat." Delivered, that is, by way of subtitles, as "Nosferatu" is a silent film.
The classic will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday -- Halloween -- at the Hawaii Theatre, with John McCreary on the theater's organ.
"Nosferatu" was the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and remains a classic masterpiece. Critic Pauline Kael once wrote that Murnau's work "has more spectral atmosphere, more ingenuity and more imaginative ghoulish ghastliness than any of its successors."
Tickets are $8; $3 for Hawaii Theatre Center members, seniors, youths 17 and under, students and military. Call 528-0506 or visit hawaiitheatre.com.