Pillow Talking Spotlight — 20th Anniversary of Cult NOSFERATU — THE FIRST VAMPIRE

In Pillow Talking’s Spotlight today is the anniversary of the cult film NOSFERATU–THE FIRST VAMPIRE

20TH ANNIVERSARY – Twenty years ago I produced the cult and rather controversial film NOSFERATU-THE FIRST VAMPIRE. It was controversial because I tampered with a silent classic by digitizing it, redoing the dialogue screens, tininting it, using a goth band soundtrack and having David Carradine host it.

I originally wanted the great goth band TYPE-O Negative to score the film with new music. Because of their schedule, they did not have the time. But they choose from their music which pieces went with which scenes. So their mark and connection are indelibly left on the remastered film.

David Carradine hosted the project. His portion was shot in a less than soundproof garret in Canada during the Toronto Film Festival. The shoot lasted from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. David brought his father’s (actor John Carradine) sword to the shoot and displayed it at one point during the shooting.

The film was shown on Direct TV on Halloween and distributed throughout home video.

Nosferatu authority, Geno Cuddy, with my full authorization, restored my version to its true glory for the 20th anniversary. Enjoy —  WAYNE J. KEELEY, Producer, Director, Writer


Stephanie & Wayne

About Stephanie & Wayne

Stephanie is a journalist, writer, editor, and has had several hundred articles published in various newspapers and magazines, many of which still are available online under “Stephanie Lyons Schultz”. She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and was a practicing psychotherapist. She currently is a professor of psychology at WCSU and NVCC in Connecticut. Wayne is an Emmy-Award winning writer, producer, and director. He has produced many programs and documentaries that have appeared on television, and have been distributed to schools, libraries, and home video. Wayne also is a practicing attorney with a Masters degree in Law from NYU. In addition, he is a professor of communications at WCSU. Together, this recently wed couple write, produce, and direct as many of their stage, screen, and TV projects as they can with a full house -- their combined brood of seven! Some of their work has been featured this summer and fall off off Broadway; other work currently is under option. They hope to continue to promote more of their projects in the coming months! Feel free to write whatever comments you like! We want your feedback!