Sunday, May 17, 2009

A little creepiness for your weekend

My latest find in my quest to complete my collection.
The Sideshow Premium Format Vampyre.

More commonly known as Nosferatu, the film shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was in essence an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel. The silent film was directed by FW Murnau, starring Max Schreck as Count Orlok. It is by far still one of the creepiest performances we have of this iconic literary figure.

Also if you have not seen the 2001 film Shadow of the Vampire, I have to recommend. It's plot is based on the premise that Max Schreck who played Nosferatu was actually a vampire in real life.

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