Niklaus Schilling

  • Niklaus Schilling – Nachtschatten AKA Nightshade (1972)

    1971-1980ArthouseGermanyHorrorNiklaus Schilling

    This film was one of the few attempts of the “New German cinema” to produce something like a horror film. Not quite a successful attempt in my opinion since director Niklaus Schilling seems to be rather afraid of anything to do with “genre” and therefore keeps out most the atmosphere that could be achieved by exploiting Germanic mysticism as he does here. The film has an unpleasantly pretentious aura and could’ve made much more of its theme and locations.Read More »

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