The scariest and greatest vampire movie to ever grace the silver screen
May 17, 2009
Nosferatu is one of the first vampire movies ever made. It also was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Stoker's widow sued the film-makers and won a huge settlement and the court ordered the film to be destroyed. But this film has survived that ordeal and the test of time to become one of the greatest horror films. Unlike the novel Dracula, this movie his highly entertaining and not sleep inducing. Max Schreck makes a scary vampire and F.W. Murnau has created an utter masterpiece. Out of all the vampire genre movies I have seen in the past twenty plus years, this one is still the best out there.
The film starts off in Transylvanis and it ends in Germany. Nosferatu is no handsome gentleman but a nasty and ugly bald rodent faced man who brings nothing by pestilence, disease and death wherever he goes. By using shadows, lighting and excellent acting Murnau creates a horror film like no other. People may not want to watch it because it's A.) silent and B.) Black and White. But don't let that stop you from enjoying a true work of art.
**** out of **** The 1922 Gothic masterpiece of horror "Nosferatu" is a production of sweeping beauty and spectacle, lively performances and intense atmospheric touches, and pure directorial brilliance. It is fantastically well-crafted; a creepy, ominous horror movie; it feels real and authentic just about every moment when it wants to be. As a vampire film - and I'm sure you knew that it was one - it was influential to the many films that followed; many which attempted to … more
Creepy, truly creepy. Max Schreck as Count Orlok is beautifully terrifying. The portrayal is oustanding and truly spooky. This silent film has achieved without any words what most films today can't with all their budget and special effects. The film is excellently made and is one of the best horror films I have seen. Truly haunting.