Friday, May 11, 2012

The Great Movies # 2: Nosferatu (1922)


This is a spooky horror classic. F.W. Murnau wanted to adapt Dracula for film but could not get the rights to it. So, what does he do? He makes the movie anyway. He changed the title and the names but the story is essentially the same. For the role of Count Drac-- err, I mean, Count Orlok, he cast actor Max Schreck whose lanky frame and scary makeup makes for one of the spookiest on-screen vampires ever captured on film.

8 comments:

egean said...

Must see movie

Mark said...

Ahh back in the time when vampires were vampires, and you just played with names to get around not having rights.

mad padre said...

The original Nosferatu is a wonderfully spooky film. The remake by Herzog in the 1980s was quite faithful to it and worthy in its own right.

YeamieWaffles said...

This looks seriously good buddy, I want to check this out!

Adam said...

I remember his iconic look, didn't know the whole background between it and dracula

DWei said...

This is what vampires should be like. Not sparkling idiots.

Bart said...

havent seen it yet

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

WOAH, great find Bastard-bro! And indeed, Nosferatu is just UP there with proper vampire tropes and a truly scary presence.

And the full movie nonetheless! Double awesome.