Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

Director
E. Elias Merhige

Main cast
John Malkovich; Willem Dafoe; Udo Kier; Cary Elwes; Catherine McCormack

Genres
Drama, Horror

Description
Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."


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