This sounds very interesting. Not only to you get to hear the wonderful Stephen Horne provide the musical accompaniment to the film, you also get to hear Professor Richard Dyer, talk about how vampires, zombies and serial killers are all close cousins and what we think it means to be human.
Is remorseless killing for the sake of it inhuman or all too human? Are vampires and zombies just the way serial killing was understood in earlier times? Why are serial killers so often represented as having supernatural powers over people? The presentation will explore these issues looking across a range of films from the history of the cinema.
Oh, and it's a free event.
The film needs little introduction. A a tale of a mysterious showman who arrives in a small European town at the time of their annual fair and amazes the crowds with a somnambulist who knows the past and sees the future. Meanwhile, the town is rocked by a series of mysterious murders...
It is one of the most influential films of the German Expressionist movement and is often considered to be one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era in film.
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