The Ogden Museum of Southern Art screens the German silent horror film Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Symphony of Horror). Similar to its presentation of the director's cut of Deliverance with live musical accompaniment (by cellist Helen Gillet and Clint Maedgen), the screening will be complemented by Austin, Texas, composer Graham Reynolds, who has scored films including Richard Linklater's animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly and leads the band Golden Arm Trio.
Director Friederich Murnau had made a couple of earlier horror films delving into what would become the German Expressionist style. Nosferatu is based on Bram Stroker's Dracula, but Murnau and his studio (Prana) never attained rights to make an adaptation and the studio had problems distributing it. But it is the oldest surviving Dracula film and is a classic work of dark romanticism. In it, Count Orlok (Dracula) seeks to buy a property away from his mountain castle. When, in a photograph, he sees the beautiful neck of the wife of the envoy sent with the papers, he becomes very interested in the home. Death follows the envoy back to his town, and the authorities blame the plague before many are aware of the peculiar thirst and nightlife preferences of their new neighbor. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 Ogden members. — Will Coviello
8 p.m. Wednesday
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org