A super quick read on “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922)

“Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922)

Quite possibly the most brilliant vampire film ever conceived next to Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932), tonight’s feature is F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922).

“Vampyr” (1932)

The use of hard shadows in this film always leaves me breathless, indeed, Nosferatu is a master class in lighting and Murnau was a genius.

The brilliant use of pre-noir hard shadow in “Nosferatu”.

Of course, his vision could never have come to fruition without the unbelievably scary good Max Schreck as the horrific Count Orlok.

Max Schreck as Count Orlock.

Fun fact: Max Schreck is only seen blinking ONCE throughout the entire film.