Center for Advanced Study, EU Center, Germanic, and Spurlock Museum Celebrate Halloween with "Nosferatu"


On Halloween Day 2022, the European Union Center teamed up with the Center for Advanced Study, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, and the Spurlock Museum for a screening of the classic silent horror film "Nosferatu," directed by F. W. Murnau and released in 1922. In this unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Max Schreck stars as Count Orlok, a vampire who terrorizes a small German town.  

Prior to the screening, Laurie Johnson, Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures and Director of the Campus Honors Program, spoke about the popularity of horror films, explaining that the genre allows us to fantasize about being in danger without actually being in danger. 

After the screening, attendees helped themselves to cake pops, cookies, and empanadas from Rick's Bakery and hot chocolate and warm apple cider from Piato's Cafe. 

The European Union Center would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate Halloween with us. If you have any ideas for films to screen next Halloween, write to us at