March 13, 2015


Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, 1922. A vampire moves to Germany.

Directed by F.W. Murnau. Written by Henrik Galeen, based on a book by Bram Stoker. Starring Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, & Greta Schröder, with Georg H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav Botz, Alexander Granach, & John Gottowt.

Concept: A
Story: C
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: A
Special effects/design: B
Acting: D
Music: B
Enjoyment: When I saw this before, it was some public domain copy from Netflix, and it was awful. This time I saw the Kino version on Amazon, and there is a world of difference. It is a different movie. I'm still hesitant to say I liked it, though. It has nothing in the way of characters, the cast is awful (except for Schreck, who, let's be honest, just stands around in a cool costume), and there's a lot of mediocrity to sit through to get to the good parts. C

GPA: 2.4/4

[update of a previous post - original is here]

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