(Paris, 1932)

A theatre
In the
Paris
Twilight-
Le Fanu's
Carmilla
Solid
In your
Pocket-
Near-silent
Phantasms
Upon the
Silver screen.
The dance
An old
One-
Stately
Measures
Trod before:
Evil
Overcoming
Innocence-
A slow
Raping
Of the soul-
Hypocrite!
Your past
Approach
To such
Seductions:
Insatiable
And rude…

...spell
Broken
You flee-
Celluloid
Seduction,
Vampire
Waltz,
Drowned out
By
Screaming
Ghosts,
Echoing
In your
Head.

(Note: Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey or Vampire – The Dream of Allan Grey was loosely based on Irishman Sheridan Lefanu's three-part Through a Glass Darkly, which included Carmilla, a novella of vampiric lesbian seduction. Danish master director Th. Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc) forged elements of Darkly into this visually stunning German Expressionist exploration of the world of nightmares, financially backed by a wealthy young French nobleman whose only condition was that he be allowed to play the lead, Allan Grey. Vampyre is also one of the first horror movies to have a soundtrack.)