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@Film4 @mcenaffra1 Klaus Kinski? Definitely scary.
@Film4 This time tomorrow night, our Werner Herzog season continues with stunning horror remake Nosferatu The Vampyre. http://t.co/5eJjSle0uq
@Film4 @flowersonperrie We can send you an email alert if you put the film on a watchlist, too: http://t.co/3wJe2Jesnj
@Film4 @flowersonperrie Ooh, not sure just yet. We'll make a lot of excited noises once we know, though!
@Film4 @GarySpudWilson There's always something around the corner, too, so watch this space. And thanks for the feedback re: classic horror!