Out of Time — 1979 and the Last of the Gothic Vampires Part 1: Connecting to the Grandfathers (Werner Herzog’s ‘Nosferatu’)

By Brian Keiper

Credit: Jessica Seamans courtesy of Waxwork Records.

Gothic horror: that peculiar brand of horror characterized by great crumbling castles, mythic monsters, and mad doctors, had ruled over Hollywood and European horror films since the beginning of cinema. Films like Nosferatu (1922) and the…