The 1922 silent film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, with its eerie gothic feel, “set the template for the horror films that followed,” according to Rotten Tomatoes. Just in time for Halloween, St. Stephen’s Church will show this film classic on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. on a large screen in the sanctuary at 353 Main St. And, just as in the silent movie era, an organ - the St. Stephen’s organ, played by Alcee Chriss III – will provide live accompaniment.
Nosferatu, the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, will also be live streamed through the St. Stephen’s website.
For in-person seats please register through Eventbrite here. The suggested donation is $20.
Because Nosferatu was an unauthorized adaptation of Stoker’s Dracula, various names and other details were changed to avoid copyright issues, including Count Dracula being renamed Count Orlok. Nevertheless, Stoker’s heirs sued, and a court ruling ordered all copies of the film destroyed. Happily, a few prints of Nosferatu survived.
Covid-19 guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will be observed. This event will also be streamed live via the St. Stephen's Church Facebook and YouTube pages. Because of on-campus construction, please use public parking on Governor Street.