‘Students at Harker are dying to bring classic horror to life’
Mimesis: Nosferatu – formerly Mimesis: Evolution – is a 2018 American horror film directed by Douglas Schulze (Thorns; The Dark Below; Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead; Hellmaster) from a screenplay by Jeff Meyers (Mass Murder), based on Schulze’s storyline.
The movie stars Lance Henriksen, Allen Maldonado, Julie Kline, Jana Thompson and Gavin Grazer.
Director Douglas Schulze told Dread Central:
“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.”
A group of students at Harker Art Academy are working on an adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s classic Nosferatu. However, things don’t quite go as planned…
“As in Mimesis, the vampires have makeup that looks very obvious […] Some of the stagings of Dracula (1897), especially the use of multi-media screens to represent the Demeter or the dinner between Dracula and Jonathan where the screens behind the table flash with loaded phrases and images, are quite imaginative.” Moria