Nosferatu in Venice 03/20/21

Severin Films

This obscure Italian horror has Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasance and atmospheric locations — and a making-of story that Severin tells in full unexpurgated detail. Never released in an English- language territory, Augusto Caminito’s brooding shocker had four directors. Its commercial chances were derailed by its deranged star, Klaus Kinski, who poses well, molests his female co-stars and sabotages what was supposed to be a high-end horror attraction. Maybe Werner Herzog could wring what he wanted out of Klaus, but the manic prima donna gave everyone else the shaft. On Blu-rayfrom Severin Films.