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 film is required viewing, not only for horror fans, but for anyone who cannot imagine how a silent film could be entrancing. Max Schreck had a screen presence on par with, if not surpassing Lugosi himself.
By far one of my favorite films. I own a version where all the music is by O Negative.
One of the best silent horror films, and still one of the best horror films of all time. Dear Shudder, please add some more silent horror films and early talkies.
Good 'ol Nosferatu! While Count Orlock may technically be "don't-sue-us-for-being-Dracula" (even though there's still some film reels that exists where he's called Dracula, lolz ¯\_(ツ)_/¯), this is definitely a must see for a history buff of early films (though I can understand that getting into silent films might not be everyone's cup of tea)