Nosferatu the Vampyre is a 1979 West German horror film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Its original German title is Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night). The film is set primarily in 19th century Wismar, Germany and Transylvania, and was conceived as a stylistic remake of F. W. Murnau's 1922 German Dracula adaptation Nosferatu. The picture stars Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula, Isabelle Adjani as Lucy Harker, Bruno Ganz as Jonathan Harker, and French artist-writer Roland Topor as Renfield. This a film that I am watching this evening. A spell, a mood not a Hammer films action packed drama of the undead. The count explains that there are worse things than death never growing old, living across centuries, acknowledging his dilema his existential angst filled with knowledge and no self pity. A creature compelled to be what he is,with full knowledge of his situation and no guilt. A masterful presentation of the theme. Ann Rice in Lestat depicts the curse of the vampire through Lestat's maker, who unable to bear centuries of existence throws himself in to the fires to escape his fate. The count is forged from a different metal and continues on through being undead while attempting to transform his existence, by moving to London. I watched the drama from the perspective of the vampyre rather than the living. A spell revealing the soul of a hunter. Understated elegance in storytelling.