Thursday, October 29, 2009
One of my favorite vampire movies of all time is Nosferatu. The German silent film was released in 1922. They did not have the rights to Dracula by Bram Stoker. That did not, however, stop them from making their own authorized adaptation of the vampire tale. They just changed the names of certain characters. The leading vampire, played by Max Schreck, was called Count Orlok instead of Count Dracula.
I've always had a special place in my heart for silent films. This is definitely one of my favorites. It's so eerie and creepy. It's definitely the kind of movie that's great to watch late at night. One thing I love about this movie is the look of the vampire. They didn't try to make him sexy and seductive. He is a monster pure and simple. They weren't trying to have people gush and swoon all over him. They wanted people to be terrified of this bloodsucking creature.
Anybody here ever see this film? What is your take on it? If you have not seen it, I did include a link to the entire film up above if you want to watch it.
I'm also posting a couple of clips. The first one is clips from the film. The second one is by a goth band called Nosferatu. Their Haunting video features scenes from the movie. I hope you enjoy these.