2000 • R • Horror, Drama, Award Winning
The crew begin to disappear on the set of a vampire movie.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever reimagining of a classic manages to be both a compelling vampire story as well as a darkly funny, meta take on movie making.
German director F.W. Murnau wants to make a horror movie, but may have cast a real vampire in the lead role. In this nod to Murnau's classic 'Nosferatu', John Malkovich plays the director while Willem Dafoe takes the place of actor/vampire Max Schreck.
DIRECTOR: E. Elias Merhige
CAST: John Malkovich, Willem Defoe, Cary Elwes, Udo Kier, Eddie Izzard
AWARDS: Best Supporting Actor - Willem Dafoe - Independent Spirit Awards 2001
NOMINATIONS: Best Supporting Actor - Willem Dafoe - Academy Awards® 2001, Best Makeup - Academy Awards® 2001