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Dieguito's avatar


The proof that Germans invented the horror genre in films, and that's why is so important and deserves to be among the best of its genre. Other recommended horror German silent movie is Das Cabinett des Dr Caligari
11 years 5 months ago
BeasleyOnFilm's avatar


Orlok is a genuinely creepy-looking villain and every scene with him in is a frightening delight, especially as his shadow menacingly climbs the stairs at the end. Other than that, it's crushingly dull.
10 years 7 months ago
kaffy's avatar


The film itself is surprisingly sophisticated from that I was expecting, but the "remastered" music is downright painful. I wish I could find a copy with the original music instead of this ridiculous synth xylophone crap. It's like listening to a PBS documentary about a crayon factory.
10 years 3 months ago
CrumbThumber's avatar


obviously a classic. obviously a must see for any real film enthusiast. But like all silent films, or even before color, it isn't for everyone.
11 years 3 months ago
TravisSMcClain's avatar


Just saw this for the first time via Netflix streaming. The film itself is astounding; very dynamic, and Orlock is one of the most genuinely menacing screen villains I've ever seen.

One caveat: the variety of recently recorded scores makes it quite a gamble for viewing purposes. The version we streamed (touted as "The Original Version," no less) featured some New Age sounding nonsense that was clearly recorded well after the film was produced and was so bad it detracted from our viewing experience.
12 years 3 months ago
preparingup's avatar


Count Orlok is kind of cute.
Look at his face. He looks so confused.
9 years 8 months ago
Paper_Okami's avatar


I disagree SW,young people don't get enough credit and old people get too much. I am 18 and I know plenty of people my age and younger who love classic films. In fact many middle aged and older people wouldn't like this. I am not sure if my parents would like it.
12 years 5 months ago
oddly's avatar


better to watch after midnight when you're alone at home.
10 years ago
Big A2's avatar

Big A2

A lot of complaining about the music going on here. The version I watched (Region 4 Mad Man DVD) had the original score, and it was great. It's not Metropolis-level quality or anything but it gets the job done; very atmospheric and tense. I believe the most recent Kino DVD also has the 1922 score.

Skip the cheap/free public domain versions and see it proper. The score for the one on YouTube is a complete joke.
10 years ago
Armoreska's avatar


I've grabbed a number of versions to compare them, but the KINO/Transit Film DVD seems like the best of them, all the others have cropped scenes and/or look bad
8 years 5 months ago
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12 years 8 months ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


My first silent movie and to be honest I felt pretty confident that I could remain heavily invested throughout the whole 90 minutes, but didn't quite get there unfortunately. I found myself thinking about all the ways they could have made it better which isn't helpful at all really, you can't really judge a 100 year old film like that. Orlock is obviously the main highlight, and a few choice scenes like him climbing the stairs are worthy cinematic moments even a century later. Important to watch for the historicity but a bit hard to slog through.
9 months 3 weeks ago
E. T. Blunt's avatar

E. T. Blunt

Somethin' isn't right with that Count Orlok guy.
2 years 3 months ago
Rigters's avatar


First Dracula-related movie I've seen. Great story, and what about the direction of the movie? It's fascinating to think this was made almost 100 years ago and has all the tricks they continue to use in cinema. Classic!

Creepy Nosferatu!

Didn't liked the music, though. It's supposed to be scary, but it wasn't. The original was better for sure. Too bad this movie was almost forgotten, and had to be restored.
9 years 3 months ago
CynInFlicks's avatar


Wonderful to see this on the big screen with live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand as part of Cambridge Film Festival 2013!
9 years 4 months ago

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