PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TALK WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND A RECORDING WILL NOT BE TICKETHOLDERS.
IF YOU BUY A TICKET AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE REQUEST A REFUND.
The Satanic Vampire: Death and devil symbolism in Nosferatu (1922), and the film’s occult connections
F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu is a powerful classic of horror cinema, and the talk will explore how much of its power comes from a deliberate use of symbolism centred around Satan and a personified death. We will also explore the deep involvement of the film’s producer, Albin Grau, with secretive, transgressive occult societies, which helped shape its unique aesthetics and atmosphere.
Dr. Per Faxneld is the author of Satanic Feminism (Oxford University Press, 2017) and several other books (among them a book on Hilma af Klint and the Swedish occult milieu c. 1900). He has published extensively on art and esotericism, lecturing and writing for museums across the world.