Vampyr (1932)
October 8, 2022 9:45 AM - Subscribe

Traveler Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and takes lodgings in a small inn. Gray has a great interest in the supernatural, particularly vampires, and is barely settled in when he feels a sinister force descending upon him.
posted by johnofjack (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This was Lynchian before David Lynch was born. I remember watching it as an undergrad and finishing it feeling like "wow. What did I just watch? What am I meant to understand happened at the end? What about that long scene with the coffin going through town?" Then I watched it again a few days ago and had much the same reaction.

One bit of trivia: according to the insert in the Criterion DVD, the book shown in the movie is an actual book the director found somewhere. This would mean that, according to at least the author of that book, vampires come out during the full moon. I wonder if that drifted and reattached itself to werewolves, or if it was also a stricture of werewolves which somehow stuck.
posted by johnofjack at 12:34 PM on October 9, 2022

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