NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR (1922)
[NOSFERATU, EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS]
Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent film master F. W. Murnau's uncredited appropriation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" set the standard for all vampire flicks to come. Max Schreck's monstrous Count Orlok is singularly frightening, repulsive and beastly, where Bela Lugosi was courtly and Christopher Lee seductive. DIR F. W. Murnau; SCR Henrik Galeen, from the novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker; PROD Enrico Dieckmann, Albin Grau. Germany, 1922, b&w/hand-tinted color, 85 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED
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