Nosferatu the Vampire ( Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 502

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 209

Theatrical Release Date: 03/04/1922

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: F.W. Murnau

Actors: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Ruth Landshoff, Georg H. Schnell, John Gottowt

Plot: German horror masterpiece. A mysterious count heads to London to spread the plague of the living dead. -- MaceeRae

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Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 02/16/2015

Classic horror that should be seen by all genre fans. The scare factor doesn't hold up, obviously, but Schreck still makes a compelling and creepy villain. It's a well done film, regardless of age. One of the most memorable silent films ever made, for good reason.

Rating of
4/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/07/2013

The soundtrack was frighting and the main vampire Count Orlok or people call him Nosferatu is one scary and creepy Bad-ass vampire. the movie is in black and white and that makes the movie more scary because if Count Orlok was in color he will look like Gargamel or count chocula, so if they did a remake of this movie in the future they should make it in to black and white. the nick picks that I have on the movie is the movie is a silent movie and you have to read it and don't get me wrong I like silent movies but if your a fast reader then you are going to think that this movie is slow because the words are they for 1 minute.so that is my review of this movie and I really loved it more then the remake in the 70's.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/02/2012

I don't think I had the best print (or soundtrack) available for viewing, so an updated version (ala Metropolis) would probably help things along. That being said, Nosferatu has an incredible atmosphere and Max Schreck is simply creepy as they get at Count Orlock. If you like classic horror, make time for this.

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Schatten

cinegeek.de - wrote on 10/09/2016

Our Daily Free Stream: Friedrich Wilhelm Munau - Nosferatu. Murnaus Nosferatu zu sehen ist ganz so, als würde man DEN Vampirfilm an sich sehen. Wir erleben, wie das Genre entsteht, bevor es hundertfach wiederholt und postmodern sezziert wurde. Die Geschichte Draculas, bevor sie lebendig begraben wurde im Selbstzitat. Murnaus Films ist voller Ehrfurcht vor der eigenen Geschichte. Fast so als würde er tatsächlich an Vampire glauben. Anders als seine Nachfolger spielt Max Schreck den Vampir auch nicht pathetisch überhöht, sondern zurückhaltend. Jede Theatralik fehlt in seiner Darbietung, stattdessen erleben wir den Vampir leidend unter einem fürchterlichen Fluch. Sein Graf gleicht mehr einem Tier als einem Menschen - ausgestaltet mit Fledermaus Ohren und Klauen mit langen …

Tjommi
Tjommi
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Rating of
1.5/4

An important move from a historic perspective.....

Tjommi - wrote on 12/31/2012

I remember watching this movie in a movie club I used to be a member of where they showed weird and rare movies, this was before the days of internet. The idea behind the movie is a good and the story is good, that's why I don't give it half a star. But guys, wake up. This is a movie from 1924. To calling this a masterpiece and a good movie is like saying a toddlers painting is better than a Nordrum painting and support the argument with they are equally good because they could not do any better at the time it was made. It's an interesting watch based on a movie history perspective, but this is really horrible, and not in a good way.

I am against puritism that claim that everything was so much better in the good old days, because it really wasn't. It's an important movie, no doubt, …

Andrew
Andrew
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Rating of
3/4

The Birth of Horror

Andrew - wrote on 05/06/2012

Nosferatu is undoubtedly one of the most influential horror films of all time. F.W. Murnau puts together an extremely creepy atmosphere in the film through some excellent cinematography. The score is eerie and brilliant, an absolute must for a silent film such as this one. The special effects are quite good considering that the film was released in 1922. The acting is effective as Max Schreck shows an incredible amount of menace as Count Orlok. However, despite its obvious influence the film is quite flawed. There is very little character development (not too surprising) and the viewer has no opportunity to sympathize with anyone in the film. Regardless, Nosferatu is worth watching because of its influence on modern horror films and creepy atmosphere. Anyone who enjoys horror …

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