Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; also known as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror or simply Nosferatu) is a German Expressionisthorror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok").
|Directed by||F. W. Murnau|
|Produced by||Enrico Dieckmann|
Gustav von Wangenheim
|Music by||Hans Erdmann|
|Cinematography||Fritz Arno Wagner|
|Distributed by||Film Arts Guild|
4 March 1922
3 June 1929
|Running time||94 min.|
Why is Nosferatu my favorite Creature of the night??
Nosferatu was the original vampire, and what a scary vampire he made. The original 1922 movie was a silent film, and although you couldn't hear his voice, or any for that matter, it was still a very eerie and memorable movie.
Nosferatu was played Max Schreck. Now days vampires are portrayed as more of a attractive and sensual being. A desirable and seductive male or female. But Nosferatu was a creature of horror. Claws, fangs, and a scary appearance. A real Vampire. And that's why he's my favorite creature. Do I like the vampires these days? Yes. Very much. But I really enjoy the more horror like version of vampires for movies. I'm all about the horror movies, and Vampires should be just that, Horror. For books, I like both the scary and the seductive vampires. Either way is a win for me.
Have you ever watched Nosferatu(1922)?