It’s been called the most frightening portrayal of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It’s chilling and eerie, especially considering when it was made. In 1922 the silent movie Nosferatu was released. Directed by F. W. Munarau it was horrific for its time with violent slayings by the vampire Count Orlok who also spreads disease and plague. Today, we call it a masterpiece.
With Halloween just twelve days away, have you started to plan your parties? Well, here’s an idea. Since Nosferatu is now in the public domain you can play it via your computer at no cost or you can purchase a DVD online or at your local video store. The music is spooky, the black and white film will garner attention and could start some lively discussions. Granted we have lots of special effects in today’s films. So here’s another idea – compare and contrast – after you play Nosferatu at your party, follow it up with Interview with the Vampire starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst.
Here’s the movie Nosferatu in its entirety. It’s 84 minutes long. Grab some snacks, prop your feet up and enjoy.