Nosferatu wit score by Brown Whörnet (1922)

  • Horror, Silent, Music
  • 1h 34m

About the experience In October of 1998, legendary Austin band Brown Whörnet composed and performed a blistering, spectacular score to what is arguably the most important, most influential horror films ever made: F.W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU. If you have never experienced a silent film in this way, line the couch with plastic. Things might get explosive. Crank up the volume, turn off your phone and prepare for a stunning, otherworldly conflux of sight and sound.

About the Film The mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile, Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.

This is a 2020 update to Brown Whörnet’s 2000 VHS original film score for F. W. Murnau’s 1922 horror classic.

Audio used for this new pandemic version originates from 1998 live performances at the Original Alamo Drafthouse (Colorado Street), 2000 studio recordings at The Bubble (Original South Austin location), a 2005 live in-studio perfromance at ME Televion Austin and newly recorded 2020 segments, sounds and overdubs to accommodate the extended cut of the film and aural optimization.

Director

F.W. Murnau

Screenwriter

Henrik Galeen

Writer

Bram Stoker

Language(s)

English Subtitles

Bonus Content

20 mins
Q&A with Brown Whörnet

Q&A with Tim League and Tyler, Peter and Jimi from Brown Whörnet

5 mins
Intro

Tim League introduces Tyler, Jimi and Peter from Brown Whörnet.

31 mins
Preshow performance by Brown Whörnet

Recorded live on Zoom November 1, 2020, Brown Whörnet took requests from the live chat audience and performed prior to a watch party of NOSFERATU.