PELHAM, NY — Join The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) on Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m. for a special screening of the 1922 classic horror silent film Nosferatu, accompanied by a live score performed by The Invincible Czars.
For over a decade, The Invincible Czars have been writing original silent film scores that combine rock and orchestral music. For the third annual special live performance at The Picture House, the group will accompany F.W. Murnau’s 1922 vampire classic, Nosferatu, with an original score that blends their unique sound with vocals and sampling.
The Invincible Czars began as part of the wave of acts that started creating soundtracks for silent films in the early 2000s, and over the years have continued to add new movie scores, custom artwork, and unique wardrobes to their performances. They perform regularly throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Alabama.
“Nosferatu with the Invincible Czars is one of the highlights of the fall season at The Picture House,” said Clayton Bushong, Director of Programming. “Combining two of my passions, movies and music and bringing them to the stage in our historic theater is something I look forward to each October.”
A classic of German Expressionistic horror, Nosferatu is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that reinvents the vampire character as Count Orlok, a bald, spidery monster with rat-like fangs and giant claws. Filmed in moody low-angle camera angles to maximize the creep factor, Nosferatu was so unsettling when it was first released that rumors persist to this day claiming that actor Max Schreck really was a creature of the night.
Tickets to the Nosferatu screening and special live performance at The Picture House are $15/general admission and $12/students and seniors and are available at http://www.thepicturehouse.org/nosferatu-with-live-soundtrack-by-the-invincible-czars/ or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.