Genuine: A Tale of a Vampire Reviews
This film is another good example of German Expressionist cinema with beautiful distorted sets and set pieces and as a bonus the weird hair styles of some of the main cast members. Genuine tells a story of a high priestess called genuine being sold as a salve to an old, rich business man who is captivated by her beauty. So the rich business man houses her in a big distorted room where he admires her, one day the young town Barber shows up as usual to shave the business man were he falls asleep while the shave is taking place. Genuine escapes to find the Barber with the razor near the old man's throat, with her hypnotic powers she makes the Barber kill the old man and makes the Barber fall in love with her. Before too long the townsfolk becomes suspicious of the strange house and its new resident.
While no were near as creepy or for that matter as brilliant as CALIGARI, Genuine is a good film made in the style of German Expressionist cinema. It's just a shame I've only seen the condensed 45 minute version of the film, apparently one film archive in Germany might have a full copy of this film but for now the condensed 45 minute version will just have to do. 7/10