A long time ago in middle Europe, a decrepit, forbidding castle stood, casting an ominous shadow over the townspeople who dare not look upon it. The unholy dwelling is home to one Count Orlok (Max Schreck), an undead night creature with a taste for human blood. Into this picture steps Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim), an unwary traveler visitor to the Count, with the deed for a property Orlok wishes to buy in Hutter's home town of Wisborg. That night, in preparation for the long sea voyage ahead, the vampire hastily loads his coffin aboard ship and waits... Once at sea, Orlock bares his fangs and upon arrival in Wisborg, leaves behind a floating morgue. Now, preparing to feast on the citizens, the cadaverous count prowls the darkness as the eerie Nosferatu. Subtitled A Symphony of Horror, and shot in the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania and in Germany, director F.W. Murnau's unauthorized version of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula is considered by many to be the greatest vampire movie of all time.

Director:

F.W. Murnau

Cast:

Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder, Georg H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, John Gottowt, Gustav Botz, Max Nemetz, Wolfgang Heinz

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 25mins

Release Year:

1922

Country Of Origin:

Germany