Vampyr (1932)

Director
Carl Th. Dreyer

Main cast
Julian West; Henriette Gérard; Jan Hieronimko; Maurice Schutz; Sybille Schmitz

Genres
Drama, Horror, Foreign

Description
A traveler obsessed with the supernatural visits an old inn and finds evidence of vampires.


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