EFC II #194 – Vampyr (1932)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#194 – Vampyr (1932)
Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Nicolas de Gunzburg, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko, Henriette Gérard

The one hundred and ninety-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s dreamlike horror tale, Vampyr.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely, a creepy film that rises above some of its flaws with the sheer eerie power of its visuals.

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EFC II #49 – Freaks (1932)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#49 – Freaks (1932)
Dir. Tod Browning
Starring: Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Schlitze, Josephine Joseph, Johnny Eck, Frances O’Connor, Peter Robinson

The forty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Tod Browning’s controversial exploitation classic, Freaks.

Recorded in July & August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah.

Luke: Yes, I absolutely loved it.

Ryan: Yes, it’s a cult classic and the definitive Pre-Code film.

EFC II #16 – Shanghai Express (1932)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#16 – Shanghai Express (1932)
Dir. Josef von Sternbeg
Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Lawrence Grant, Eugene Pallette

The sixteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Josef von Sternberg’s exotic, train set romantic melodrama: Shanghai Express.

Recorded in May 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Cinematography (Lee Garmes)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely. Great atmosphere and moody, melodramatic love story.