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
a true classic
A symphony of horror indeed! The music was sublime, setting the atmosphere perfectly. The make up and costumes are great and the acting, whilst a little over the top by today's standards, was good fun. The use of light and shadows was fab at creating a very unsettling, eerie atmosphere.
I genuinely adore this movie! Watched it for the very first time earlier today and was thrilled. It will definitely be on my list of movies to watch every October :)