Nosferatu vanished, we're told, from plague-stricken Venice during the Carnival of 1786. Called back to the city by a present-day Transylvanian princess, he compels an old lady to impale herself on a railing, ravishes a young woman in a church and causes a vampire hunter (Plummer) to jump despairingly into a canal. Klaus Kinski's Nosferatu longs wearily for death, but the end will come only when a virgin surrenders to him willingly. The princess obliges. Unpersuasive.