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on November 5, 2012 | 18 Comments

The Rue Morgue Podcast in conjunction with The Mortuary want you to win tickets to VAMPYR with Live Score by Steven Severin.

Saturday, Nov. 10th at the Nocturne.
10 p.m.
550 Queen Street West.

To enter, tell us what your favourite vampire flick is. Post your entries here on the blog and you could win one of two double passes.

Winners will be selected on Wednesday!

More info HERE.

Following on from his 30 date Blood of a Poet UK tour in the winter of 2010, Steven Severin returns to give audiences a rare opportunity to hear his new score for Vampyr, the third in Severin’s ongoing film accompaniment series – Music For Silents.

Live in person, acclaimed solo artist and founder member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin presents a mesmerising synthesis of sound and image, heightening appreciation of the surreal and enigmatic nature of the original work. Vampyr, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s unsettling tale of fear and obsession finds its aural counterpart in Severin’s suitably textured score, a synthesised, highly atmospheric soundscape drawing the viewer rhythmically into the oneiric imagery on screen.

Loosely based on Sheridan Le Fanu’s genre-defining, 1872 vampire tale, Carmilla (which preceded Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 25 years), Vampyr follows the fortunes of Allan Gray, a young student of the occult, who takes rooms at a village inn, little realising that the region is cursed by vampires. In the dead of night, Gray receives a mysterious nocturnal visitor, who leaves behind a package labelled ‘To be opened after my death’ – and from that moment on, events take ever darker, weirder turns. Shot with a silent film aesthetic despite being within the sound era (and a year after Lugosi starred in Universal’s Dracula), Vampyr is an alternative take on the cinematic vampire, creating an intense, nightmarish atmosphere that haunts the mind long after the lights go up.


  1. Tara says:

    Choosing one vampire film is very difficult. I’ll say Murnau’s Nosferatu. Let the Right One Is was also beautiful.

  2. Nate Wilson says:

    George A. Romero’s MARTIN!

  3. Mikel says:

    This is a very dificult choice to make but when all is said and done, the one I really enjoy the most is “Underworld.”

  4. James Beaton says:

    Difficult choice but I did like Shadow of the Vampire.

  5. Brennon says:

    I have to say my favorite has to be Nosferatu from 1922. The imagery and the mood of the film helped set those of so many other films to come.

  6. Joshua D. says:

    I really loved Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Thirst’.

  7. Colin says:

    Let The Right One In, the counterbalance to the ever menacing Twilight saga. Sweden actually does a teen vampire movie right.

  8. Will Litz says:

    Nosferatu: a symphony of horror

  9. Jimi LaMort says:

    It’s a tie between Herzog’s NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE and José Ramón Larraz’ VAMPYRES and Dreyer’s VAMPYR

  10. Matt McPhee says:

    Shadow of the Vampire is the most original take on the genre. The comedic writing is perfect – it’s dark enough for a vampire flick. The fact that it is about the making of one of the other great vampire films makes it that much better.

  11. Frankensteinhead says:

    It’s a toss-up these days between LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and LUGOSIS’ DRACULA. For me Belas’ performance in this is the greatest of all horror film performances and should have won an academy award. LTROI is just a brilliant film all round the board. Can’t decide. I love them both equally… hold it…age before beauty…DRACULA!

  12. John S. says:

    No votes for the 70s Salem’s Lot? Those were the creepiest onscreen vampires I’ve ever seen. Like corpses animated by demons.

  13. Conall says:

    For me it’s still Nosferatu. The Herzog remake is interesting too and underrated in my opinion.

  14. Murnau’s Nosferatu, easily.

  15. gabriel carter says:

    Slaughter of the Vampires. Good black and white italian cheese.

  16. Jamie says:

    So many brilliant films to choose from, but going to have to say the Hunger!

  17. Feedback says:

    Contest is now closed. Winners have been selected.

    Congrats to Jamie and Mike. (You will be notified by email!)

    And you can still win a chance at a pair of tickets at tomorrow night’s Black Museum screening of WHITE ZOMBIE.

    More details here:

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