Macasev - wrote on 06/15/08
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.