Nosferatu the Vampyre ( Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht ) Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/23/2011

This is one of Herzog's most linear films and he masterfully creates a creepy and unsettling atmosphere. The film contains some memorably visual moments and Klaus Kinski, with his unique face, makes a chilling Nosferatu. One of Herzog's best.

Rating of
4/4

Macasev - wrote on 06/15/2008

Herzog made a really masterful remake of the Murnau's movie from 1922. Klaus Kinsky was perfect as pale, tormented famous vampire. Isabelle Adjani is absolutely beautiful. Let's not forget the early efforts of Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire, Der Untergang...). I love the decadent feast at the town square, with rats. And the final scene where Jonathan turns into a vampire reminds me for some reason of the final scene of the Polanski's "Dance of the Vampires" where Sharon Tate turns into a vampire at the end of the movie. This movie is worthy of it's German expressionist predecessors. Beautiful cinematography, slow pace and suspenseful atmosphere. No cheap horror tricks. Just pure and beautiful terror creeping up your spine.

Rating of
2.5/4

TheWolf - wrote on 07/27/2007

The most old school style vampire movie made during a time when it was unheard of to try to take an approch that was taken here and going in black and white no less. Noferatu is often times considered to be a classic movie that anyone that is thinking of making a vampire movie should watch. It doesn't follow any of the standard "Vlad the Impaler" style ideas that most Vamp movies take the direction of going, and that is what makes this film unique.

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