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The Chilling True Story Behind Nosferatu

In the horror genre, few, if any, movies are as iconic and revered as F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent vampire tale Nosferatu. Brimming with dread and atmosphere, the film is an example of how even the primitive moviemaking of cinema's early days can yield breathtaking results that stick with the viewer forever. More so, the film's villain Graf Orlok, portrayed by German actor Max Schreck, has become a timeless and gut-wrenching interpretation of the vampire, offering those who grew up with the...

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The Chilling True Story Behind Nosferatu

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    The Chilling True Story Behind Nosferatu

    The Chilling True Story Behind Nosferatu

    In the horror genre, few, if any, movies are as iconic and revered as F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent vampire tale Nosferatu. Brimming with dread and atmosphere, the film is an example of how even the primitive moviemaking of cinema's early days can yield breathtaking results that stick with the viewer forever. More so, the film's villain Graf Orlok, portrayed by German actor Max Schreck, has become a timeless and gut-wrenching interpretation of the vampire, offering those who grew up with the...

    The Tragic True Story Of The Man Who Directed 1931's Dracula

    The Tragic True Story Of The Man Who Directed 1931's Dracula

    Released on Valentine's Day 1931, "Dracula" ushered in the golden age of horror and established Universal Studios as the home of the classic movie monsters. Although Bram Stoker's novel had been previously brought to the screen in 1922 as "Nosferatu," an unofficial German adaptation that was nearly lost because of a copyright lawsuit brought by the author's widow, Universal's film established Dracula as a cornerstone of pop culture on par with Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus...

    The Truth About Dracula's Disturbing Origin

    The Truth About Dracula's Disturbing Origin

    He was Irish; mathematician by training; professionally, a civil servant, theater manager, and personal assistant to a successful actor; a husband and father who was so driven to write that at first, he did it for free, reviewing theatrical productions for the Dublin Evening Mail newspaper, says Biography. Bram Stoker. From his lifetime of productivity he's known today for just one of his 12 novels, Dracula. Maybe you've heard of it?

    Movie Urban Legends Everyone Believed

    Movie Urban Legends Everyone Believed

    Great cinema is like a magic trick: The show in front of you is so real, so convincing, that you never stop to think about what crazy stories must have happened on the other side of the camera. Because of this beautiful mystery, the history of cinema is littered with a wide array of wacky urban legends involving everything from magical curses to on-screen manslaughters to subliminal sex messages that were never there...

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