ACT Nights of Fright
Oct 15 - F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU
Oct 22 - Todd Browning's FREAKS
Oct 29 - George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
GENERAL ADMISSION: $5 Per Person
All films start at midnight. All films showing in Abilene Community Theatre's ACT II/Black Box Theatre, located in the long building next door to ACT's mains stage building. Seating is limited.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu
1922 German Expressionist Horror Film
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.The film, released in 1922, has become an acclaimed cult film.
"Here is the story of Dracula before it was buried alive in clichés, jokes, TV skits, cartoons and more than 30 other films. The film is in awe of its material. It seems to really believe in vampires. ... Is Murnau's "Nosferatu" scary in the modern sense? Not for me. I admire it more for its artistry and ideas, its atmosphere and images, than for its ability to manipulate my emotions like a skillful modern horror film. It knows none of the later tricks of the trade, like sudden threats that pop in from the side of the screen. But "Nosferatu" remains effective: It doesn’t scare us, but it haunts us." - Roger Ebert, 1997