Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3449

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 05/06/1932

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/22/2008

Language: German

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Actors: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko, Henriette Gérard

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 07/20/2014

Just okay, for the most part. I didn't find anything creepy about it. I would barely consider this horror. It has this monotone nature about it that could more easily put one to rest than evoke fear. There's a few interesting visual tricks. My favorite involves the shadow of a man moving freely and then becoming in sync with his movements, all done in one live take.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/07/2013

Using a combination of creative film trickery and some atmospheric production design, Dreyer crafts a horror film that, despite its obvious age, is still unsettling and scary. The harsh black and white photography, the angular set design, and some creepy acting performances (how weird and dark is that dream sequence?) give this film a punch.

Full Movie Reviews

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maudet
Rising Star

Rating of
4/4

This surreal, nightmarish film evokes pure terror

maudet - wrote on 08/23/2013

The first time I heard of director Dreyer's amazing, nightmarish masterpiece, VAMPYR (1932), was that it was very similar to the surrealist tone of one of my favorite films ever made, David Lynch's ERASERHEAD (1977). This piqued my interest, and this film found itself near the top of my watchlist. But I was still wary to watch this film. I heard about the strange, grainy video, the washed out dialogue, how this film was as surreal as surreal gets, and then some. But two nights ago, I decided that it was finally time to watch this film.

My initial reaction was the same reaction I had when I watched ERASERHEAD for the first time: "I have no idea what's happening, but I think I like it." The plot is paper thin as we follow our protagonist, Allan Grey, as he uncovers the secrets of a …

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