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Old 28th January 2011, 07:47 PM
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It's really good.
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Old 11th July 2011, 07:41 PM
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An excellent interpretation of Stoker and the bit where Nosferatu creeps up the stairs in silhouette and then you see his hand as shadow over his victims heart and then clench is sheer visual poetry and should go down in the annals of horrordom as one of it's main highlights if not in cinema in general.
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Old 11th July 2011, 08:20 PM
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Yeah, a great genuinely creepy silent movie. Definitely wouldn't want him coming up your stairs.
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A superb film.

I also love Vampyr. Carl Dreyer's classic from 1932.
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The original Nosferatu is indeed a macabre classic.

Herzog's '70s take on the Nosferatu myth is also definitely worth checking out.
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Isn't 'Nosferatu' the film that invented the myth that a vampire can be killed by sunlight?
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I need to see this with the original score. The BFI disc looked great, but the James Bernard score got a little repetitive - his music is great for background in the Hammer films, but 90 minutes non-stop does not work too well.
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I loved Nosferatu. It remains one o my faves. Murnau's earlier Castle Vosglod (A.K.A. The Haunted Castel) is also a really good mystery chiller.

Dreyer's Vampyr I also enjoyed very much (Guillermo Del Toro's commentary track is excellent!). I find a lot of silent and early talky chillers have an atmosphere that doesn't seem to exist in many of today's films.
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Isn't 'Nosferatu' the film that invented the myth that a vampire can be killed by sunlight?
10 points for Suzi! The reasoning behind this is because Stoker's widow wouldn't allow most aspects of the novel to be used, hence the character name changes etc
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