Modern Review of F.W. Murnau’s ‘Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror’

F.W. Murnau jump-started horror cinema and the vampire movie with this German Expressionist classic.

It’s always interesting to me to read a new review of a really old movie: most people avoid watching anything in black & white, –believe it or not, I was lucky enough to see this movie on a 3D DVD that a really great filmmaker managed to put together: that was a while back in history, but if you search through the archives, you can find it.

It is very much the story of Dracula, in another skin; Max Schrek’s portrayal of Count Orlok is terrific, because the man was so unattractive. Lots of rumor circulated during filming that he was actually a fairly odd man, –which is why The Shadow of the Vampire was conceived: some of the crew was rumoured to believe Shreck was a real vampire. 

By annimi

Ashley writes for,, and other sites in the Darksites Network. She's involved in several seedy and disreputable activities, smokes too much, and spends her late nights procrastinating for work on her first novel.

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