Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu (1922)

WadeVC's picture

Nosferatu remains to be legendary in the annals of silent horror films. This early cinematic depiction of Dracula has some elements that are quite creepy, even after 84 years.

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Muphukka's picture

Yeah, its good. Max Schrek (or wtvr his name was) really conveyed that misshapen ghoul well. The big bulbous shoulders and the crazy-claw fingers.

I dig on it.

I also dig on the remake with Klaus Kinski. The remake is a little on the slow-paced tip...but it is really close to the book. There are some sets that are just amazing. Like fleets and fleets and fleets of rats coming off of a recently docked boat.

bryanthevampire's picture

def. creepy in its own way, truely paving the way for our movies today as we know them.

Blood Dragoness's picture

Thanks for posting the pics WadeVC!! This movie is one of my favorites,and in my collection.

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SirDeuce's picture

This is the film that established that a vampire turns to dust in sunlight, something that was never in any story before. Piece of history right there.

Radiosilence's picture

Yes,.. very good cimema.

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ferret69's picture

THE ONLY 2 VAMPIRES THAT EVER  SCARED ME AS A KID WERE HIM AND STRYKER IN SALEMS LOT

UncleGrisly's picture

Next to Bela Lugosi's dashing Dracula, Count Orlock is the other archetypal vampire.  While Lugosi and Max Schreck both were playing characters based on Bram Stoker's novel, the two couldn't be further apart.  Lugosi's suave, aristocratic, and (for its day) sexually alluring figure was in stark contrast to the repugnant, rat-like creature in Nosferatu.

If you like Nosferatu, I would suggest seeing a movie made in the 90's called Shadow of the Vampire starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich.  The film puts a fictional spin on the making of Nosferatu by postulating that it was in fact a real vampire playing the vampire in the movie.  Willem Dafoe is remarkable as Count Orlock, who starts dining on various crew members the further the production goes on, and Malkovich is his usual intense "I'm talking loudly because I'm smarter than you and more important" style. Good movie, entertaining, and a fun idea for anyone who really likes old vampire movies.

CandyCat07's picture

This is sooo sad I have yet to see this movie I have heard it is very good.

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