Murnau the Vampire

If you happen to find yourself looking for something cute with fangs to coo over, look no further than Oscar Alvarado´s ‘Murnau the Vampire‘.

Named after F. W. Murnau, director of the classic silent vampire film Nosferatu, Murnau the Vampire is an animated retelling of the classic novel Dracula with a twist. The animated short is filmed in black and white and is silent just like Nosferatu, except the soundtrack just happens to be courtesy of none other than Théâtre des Vampires.

From the official website:

Count Murnau, a wealthy eccentric from the Carpathian region
wishes to buy a property in Hannover Germany, the real state agency
sends Mr. Dohart, his best sales representative to close the deal,
but Dohart never gets back. The real state agency sends the young and
newlywed Hutter to take care of this matter, and he parts alone to
Transilvanya leaving his wife Ellen waiting for his return.

When he gets to the castle, Hutter begins to uncover the terrible
secret of the Count,
Murnau is a vampire!
And a eerie connection begins to surface between the Count,
Dohart and his wife Ellen.

The Count Murnau retains Hutter against his will inside his castle,
as he begins the journey to his newly acquired property in Hannover,
close to Ellen.

Hutter escapes the dangers from the castle as he begins a deadly race
to stop Murnau.

Hutter arrives only to discover the count settled in his new property
as he tries to seduce
Ellen who suddenly fails to a strange disease.
Hutter contacts Dr.Shvert an old master of the dark sciences,
could this two stop the journey of the Count in time?

Murnau the Vampire is one of the cutest things I have ever seen and I absolutely love it. In fact I love it so much I thought I just might share it (give it time to load before watching if you have a slower connection):

Some great downloads can also be found on the official site as well.


By Cult Hero

is a vampire junkie whose obsession has gone so far as to cause the writing of Chris's first novel the as yet unpublished Servants of the Night. Aside from writing for Vampires.Com and Werewolves.Com Chris also showcases personal works of poetry, prose and photography on the website and can be found lurking around Twitter at!/CultHero.


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