Top Horror Films – #29 – Nosferatu
1922; directed by F.W. Murnau; screenplay by Henrik Galeen
Allen: One of the first, and most realistic, of all monster movies, directed by German master F.W. Murnau. Max Schreck embodied the twisted and gothic look of the vampire, Count Orlok; only once during the entire film do we ever see him blink. The main achievement of this silent film is how it takes the famous story of Dracula and strips down its romanticism. A vampire should not be a sexy, charming, seductive character, but a grotesque, animal-like creature, a result of hundreds of years in existence.
Allen – #5
Mark – #12