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The UK’s Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Teaching a Nosferatu Class This Week

By David Gelmini

Since its original release in 1922, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu has gone on to become arguably the most renowned vampire movie of all time. Which is pretty impressive, considering that it was basically an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. If you’d like to learn more about this magnificent film from the silent era, you can head to London’s Horse Hospital arts venue on Thursday, April 19 at 7pm for the talk ‘A Restoration of ‘Nosferatu’, which will be delivered by prolific documentary filmmaker Mark Rance.

The talk will form part of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, an ongoing series dedicated to offering university-level history, theory, and production-based masterclasses relating to the horror genre. As its name suggests, it will mostly focus on the technical process of restoring Nosferatu from its original print to a version that looks brand new (albeit still in black and white), and whether digital restorations generate valid preservation copies of photo-chemical material. If that sounds like you ideal way to spend a Thursday evening, you can get your tickets here.