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Nosferatu with Live Score (PG)

27 October

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Ticket prices for this event:

£12.90 full price / £9.90 concessions / £8.00 15-25 Card

£1.50 CineCard discount available on full price


This stunning version of the German expressionist classic Nosferatu was originally successfully premiered to a sell out audience at Glasgow Film Festival in February 2009.

Now multi-instrumentalist David Allison is revisiting and - if you pardon the expression - ‘revamping’ his score using his more recent experience of live soundtracks for The Last of the Mohicans and Rob Roy which played at festivals including HippFest, Celtic Connections and Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Using live music, samples, sound effects and ‘the voice’ of Emily Gerard as narrator (played by Anne Marie Watson), David Allison's version of Nosferatu is an entertaining, eerie and original take on one of cinema's true classics.

Murnau's horror film, based on Bram Stoker's Dracula is set in Germany and Transylvania, but there's a good reason for David’s live soundtrack to have a distinctly Celtic twist and for a Scottish voice to lead us through the narrative. Back in 1888 Emily Gerard, a travel writer from Airdrie, was the first person to bring the word ‘nosferatu’ or ‘undead’ into Western European awareness when she wrote about Transylvanian superstitions in her essay ‘The Land Beyond The Forest.’

Stoker read Emily Gerard's account and subsequently wrote Dracula, the novel which has inspired a whole host of film directors, of which Murnau was one of the first and certainly the greatest. His Nosferatu remains the definitive horror film and its title is a direct result of the writings of Emily Gerard.

With the extraordinary 2007 print, lovingly restored by FW Murnau-Stiftung and Luciano Berriatúa, this is a unique chance to see the film in all its glory.

All in all, an eerie night out.

A stunning presentation.

Edinburgh Evening News

Brilliant Scottish creativity rears its head.

Aberdeen Press and Journal

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  • Director FW Murnau
  • Cast Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim
  • Country Germany
  • Year of Production 1922
  • Language German and English with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h37m
  • Certificate PG
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