Been enjoying watching these Western Noirs before they leave Criterion at the end of this month and this one was no exception. Love the narrative here and how it all unfolds, you start the film off thinking you have a good idea of everything and then it makes sure to keep you on your toes. Ford, Stanwyck, Robinson? Yes, they all deliver.
What a stunning film from Herzog, the best vampire film I have seen, and a satisfying blend of philosophical wonderings, with great pauses in plays allowing full momentum of each powerful line, shadows that out-duel the original (rightfully so given technological advances) and a mood that keeps you in dread from the opening. Kinski's body movement and specifically his hand gestures (as well as his jump to acceleration when throwing the chair in the dinner…
One of those films I have been intending to watch for yearsssss and it actually lived up to the hype. Cramped psychological mind-bender that ends on a note that had me displaying a devilish grin. Great ending. Farrow delivers an all-time great horror performance.