From the student, an ode to the master
But so moodily slowed, snails are faster
Like the Murnau, in theory
This is thoroughly eerie
Including a rodent disaster.
Surly Hack with David Cairns
Nosferatu the Vampyre, aka Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979), director Werner Herzog's homage to F.W. Murnau. Supposedly Herzog said the rats were easier to direct than star Klaus Kinski. Top: Isabelle Adjani acts her way around the her furry co-stars. Below: Werner Herzog "directs" the vermin.