Nosferatu Rating: PG 11+

3.7368 out of 5 19 Votes (Members)
89 mins

This classic and much-imitated take on Bram Stoker's Dracula remains the most faithful version - and the first that introduced vampires to the big screen. A simple property sale leads a businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania. There he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok - portrayed perfectly by Max Schreck - who soon after embarks upon a voyage across continents to establish his terrifying power. One of the most famous of all silent movies, Nosferatu continues to haunt to this day.

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  • Morgan, 13

    5 out of 5
    Morgan, 13
    2015-09-10 20:51:54

    Nosferatu, one of the most celebrated silent films ever made! This is by far my favourite silent film, here's why:

    Let's start with the cinematography, pacing and directing. Too vague or too broad? Don't worry, I got this. So, one thing that jumps out at me about the combination of these three things in this movie, is that there is a very very very strong tone. A strong, sinister tone that never drops. Every shot is laced with some sort of feature or feeling that just makes things feel off. This is a sign of a good silent flick, as the genre only has the visual aspect to work with. The movie takes it's time, but you will never feel bored, because it doesn't waste time and as I mentioned before there's a strong tone that keeps you watching. Everything in this movie is directed concisely, it knows when to slow down and speed up.

    Next, my favourite aspect, which is the acting. Everybody in this is great, Gustav Von Wanghenheim especially; but there is one actor that stands out from the crowd. Yes. You know what I'm talking about. One of the most iconic horror antagonists ever put to screen, which is Max Schreck as Count Orlok. Wow. His makeup is fantastic, but I'm talking about the acting so I'll leave his look at that. Max Schreck kills this role and nobody, not even Willem Dafoe in Shadow Of The Vampire (which is also a good film check it out) comes close. Count Orlok is one creepy dude and it must have been terrifying to watch him in the 1920s.

    Great movie! However there is an aspect that bugged me slightly. It's small, but towards the start I think that there are way too many title cards. It's easy to get past though.

    I'd say, if you've hardly seen a silent horror film and you want to start somewhere, definitely watch this. Apart from Phantom Of The Opera, Haxan and The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari, this is the easiest to enjoy and fall in love with. All in all, Nosferatu (in the wise words of Bruce Campbell) is groovy.

  • oscar, 12

    4 out of 5
    oscar, 12
    2014-03-25 17:34:22

    The only two problems with this film where the music which was just a horrible blur and I just thought it was a little slow for example giving you far too long to read stuff.However apart from that it was very good.You could definitely tell the vampire is old and he didn't look human.All in all a very good silent film

  • James, 14

    5 out of 5
    James, 14
    2014-03-20 19:32:46

    Nosferatu - REVIEW

    this is one of my favorite silent movies, it follows the storyline of Bram Stoker's Dracula but due to copyright reasons some elements were changed and later the copies of this film destroyed were when the Stoker family won in court against the filmmakers. some problems i found with the version i watched was the music is terrible (its much better on my copy of this movie), they allow too much time to read the text and i know most people say "but im a slower reader than you" that doesn't matter when you have already read the damn thing and they're playing it again and are still wasting time on showing it for 10 seconds. but for me this movie is great for the main star Max schreck as Nosferatu or Count Dracula unlike lugosi schreck brings this sinister almost creepy performance as the vampire. id recommend this movie to any fans of classic horror films, its brilliant and sinister at the same time.


  • oisin, 10

    5 out of 5
    oisin, 10
    2014-01-18 23:52:09

    Nosferatu is BRILLIANT movie its well made movie its creepy Dracula is cool in it I would give it 100000000000000000000000000/100000000000000000000000000000

  • Elisa, 10

    3 out of 5
    Elisa, 10
    2013-11-22 08:11:46

    Nosferatu is a scary movie but i really liked it.
    there was no talking so that just makes it even more scary

  • Reuben, 10

    3 out of 5
    Reuben, 10
    2013-11-14 19:38:49

    This movie was NOT scary! It is a silent black and white movie about a vampire. The vampire itself is very strange, it has long talons and walks VERY stiffly. The storyline on this movie was very good so that is why I gave it 3 stars. Overall this film was OK, the acting and the silentness let it down though.

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