Nosferatu (1922) Review
Written by: The Creature
Plot: Loosely based on the story of Count Dracula, Nosferatu follows real-estate salesman Jonathon harker as he travels to the castle of the mysterious Count Orlock who is interested in buying an expensive pice of property. When he finally arrives at the Count's castle, strange things begin to occur and Harker suspects that Orlock has more in store for his new propery than he lets on. When Harker begins to dig too deep, his life, and the lives of those he loves are put in peril in this horrifying tale filled with shocking twists and nonstop adventure (From the back of the DVD).
Nosferatu is the very first film adaption of Bram Stoker's classic novel, Dracula. This silent classic is one of the very first vampire/landmark horror films ever made. And one of the best too.
Nosferatu is the creepiest damn vampire I have EVER seen in a film before. Tall, pale, and thin, dark around the eyes, long fingers, bald, and long sharp vampire teeth. It can't get much more frightening. Max Schrek did an amazing job.
My hat goes off to this film for being one of the best silent horror films around. People must have been scared shitless after seeing this at the theaters when film first came out in 1922. Along with The Phantom of the Opera, Nosferatu is now one of my all time favorite silent films. Big applause to FW Murnau.
I give it a 10/10 and a letter grade of an A. Amazing silent vampire film.
P.S: If you're a fan of the band Type-O Negative, then you should buy the DVD release of this film titled, "Nosferatu: The First Vampire". The band does the entire soundtrack and the great David Carradine does an introduction.