Nosferatu is created from many different ideas and inspirations.
The original idea was to tell a story, a horror story, to meet people on stage, to share working methods and principles.
We wanted to be a bit nasty.
We wanted to avoid making concessions and pre-judging our audience.
Our inspiration comes from diverse sources.
We wanted to preserve the old fashioned charm of Murnau’s Nosferatu,
we wanted to emulate the emotion of Bram stocker’s Dracula.
We wanted to recreate the elegance of Bela Lugozi, the energy of Coppola’s Dracula,
the heavy and tragic atmosphere in Herzog’s Nosferatu
and the strangeness of Dreyer’s Vampyr.
All these ideas were to be translated through puppetry,
staying as close as possible to audience so as to best pass on the emotions…
In 1938 a young lawyer named Hutter leaves his town of Viborg
to close a sale for a Count from the Carpathian mountains,
leaving behind Ellen, his young wife.
On his journey he encounters many nasty experiences and many a bad omen.
Despite these warnings he arrives at the castle in the evening,
where his is welcomed by his host Count Orlock
(a strange cross between a bat and a garlic clove).
And then it gets pretty scary…
Awwwwwwfffuuullll circumstances occur.
And we trreeeeemmmble togetherrrrr,
in the darrkkkk.
(Scared-eee-cats stay away)