“Nosferatu” is a silent horror film directed by German filmmaker F.W. Murnau and released in 1922. The film is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula,” but due to copyright issues, the names and certain details were changed.
The plot revolves around a young real estate agent named Hutter, who is sent to Transylvania to sell a property to a wealthy nobleman named Count Orlok. Hutter’s journey is fraught with danger and he soon discovers that Orlok is actually a vampire.
When Hutter returns home, Orlok follows him and begins to terrorize the town, preying on its inhabitants. Hutter’s wife, Ellen, becomes convinced that she can defeat Orlok by sacrificing herself and offering him her blood.
In the climactic scene, Orlok is lured into Ellen’s bedroom and begins to feed on her, but the sunlight suddenly streams in through the window and he is destroyed.
The film is notable for its eerie atmosphere, striking visuals, and groundbreaking use of shadows and light. It has been highly influential in the horror genre, and is widely regarded as a classic of German Expressionist cinema.
Henrik Galeen, Bram Stoker
Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim