Directed by F.W. Murnau
F.W. Murnau's silent version of DRACULA is one of the greatest horror films ever made, thanks in large part to Max Schreck's still-terrifying performance as the bald vampire Nosferatu, sporting razor sharp fangs and long pointy fingernails. Murnau's brilliant use of scary shadows and atmospheric dread influenced countless vampire films and TV series - including DARK SHADOWS, BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and the recent horror comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. Every horror fan should try to watch this at least once a year, in our opinion.
F.W. Murnau's silent version of DRACULA is one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Cast: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder
This is probably the first silent film I've ever seen. I do not have much of an attention span for it but this movie was so well done. So well shot. It's a really great film and everyone should see it.
Not one of my favorite F.W. Murnau films, but it is a classic and definitely deserves viewing (Murnau's Faust and The Last Laugh are his bests). Mr. creep could barely sit still through it - took many breaks during the film. I mainly love the soundtrack and have listened to it more than I have seen the film (which is 20x).
Still holds up excellently in modern times. One of the best classic horror movies.
The best vampire movie ever made with the Herzog remake a close second.