Wednesday, October 20
Though Gary Oldman was a little bit scary as the vampire in Bram Stoker's Dracula, he was much more seductive--considering, you know, that he was a blood sucker. But there was nothing sexy or attractive about Max Schreck when he played the lead in the Dracula knockoff Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent classic that set the tone and style for all vampire films to come. He had beaver teeth, a big bumpy forehead and bulging eyes. His character also lacked the humanity that future Draculas used to mislead their victims. Hezekiah Jones, the Hangman from Hangman's House of Horrors (a haunted house in Fort Worth), will introduce Nosferatu during Lone Star Film Society's Classics at the Modern: Celebrity Choice series. He and fellow spooks from the Halloween attraction will be on hand during October's film at 7 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Admission is $7.50. Call 817-738-9215.