Exclusive MIMESIS: NOSFERATU Trailer Takes F.W. Murnau’s Classic to the Stage
Just a few days ago, we brought you the exclusive poster reveal for Douglas Schulze’s Mimesis: Nosferatu. Today, we’re going a step further by bringing you the exclusive trailer reveal which explains the story and shows off some rather gruesome moments!
Director Douglas Schulze tells Dread Central:
The idea behind the Mimesis series was to find a way to celebrate classic horror films that influenced me growing up. Simultaneously I wanted to find a vehicle for exploring the notion of a subculture that so love horror films that they want to live them.
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu is arguably the most frightening cinematic “monster” to ever grace the screen. As a kid I could watch Lugosi as Dracula but the German made Nosferatu was the stuff of nightmares. So many horror films have paid homage to Count Orlok’s rat like appearance and the atmospheric art direction we’ve come to call German Expressionism. Salem’s Lot, Sweeney Todd… So many films have been influenced by Murnau’s classic.
Although Mimesis: Nosferatu is a sequel it was designed to stand alone. The original Mimesis featured Sid Haig and followed a group of horror convention goers who are invited to a remote farmhouse where they find themselves unwillingly cast in a deadly reenactment of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. This new Mimesis is set a few years later at a private school where they are adapting a multimedia version of Nosferatu for the stage.
In truth, the new Mimesis follows Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel more closely while finding visual inspiration within Murnau’s classic. After all, Murnau’s film was his adaptation of the Stoker novel.
Allen Maldonado starred in the first Mimesis and can now be seen co-starring alongside former SNL-er Tracy Morgan in the hit TBS show The Last OG. Allen returns for the new Mimesis as a sort of Van Helsing vampire hunter. The films have sort of evolved around Allen’s character and the third is being designed with him in mind. I’m also a big fan of Lance Henriksen since his vampire days in Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark. I’ve always wanted to work with him and he has a great villainous role in this new Mimesis.
There’s still no word on a release date but we’re excited to see where the Mimesis trilogy is going to go!