JOHN MALKOVICH and Academy Award® nominee WILLEM DAFOE star in a riveting suspense thriller about an obsessive director who's so consumed with making the most realistic vampire movie ever, he's willing to sacrifice everything - and everyone - to achieve his vision!
In his quest to create a vampire film to die for, F.W. Murnau (MALKOVICH) hires the mysterious Max Schreck (DAFOE) to play Count Orlock in his masterpiece Nosferatu. Murnau introduces Schreck as "the ultimate method actor" -- one who will appear only in character, in full makeup and only at night. But as the cast and crew begin to disappear, it appears that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Screck.
With luminous performances and biting humor, Shadow of the Vampire holds you in its icy grip from start to finish.