san’s review published on Letterboxd:
Relative to films like Nosferatu and Dracula, the story of Vampyr is told in its most unorthodox direction. It’s subdued in an eerie atmosphere with a minimalist dialogue, and it heavily relies on striking imagery to provoke any drama in its narrative.
The film feels like a fever dream, which is why I presume it’s subtitled The Dream of Allan Gray. From unlinked scenes to unconventional cutaways, the ambiguity of it all is unsettlingly bizarre.
It’s incredible how the camerawork fluently intertwines its physical reality with Allan Gray’s mental images. The moving shadows and the lurking skeletons are obvious, but it’s never clearly shown what’s objective reality and what’s coming from Gray’s curious head.