Mystical thriller of Merige Elias is telling about the immortal demon of the night Nosferatu, who according to the legend still lives somewhere in the mountains of Czechoslovakia. The film was a member of many international festivals and was nominated for "Oscar" award.
In 1921, the great German director F. Murnau created one of the first horror film, named "Nosferatu. Symphony of Horror." Subsequently, this film was considered the founder of the genre of horror and became a textbook for beginners and all the filmmakers who want to work in this genre. The main villain of the film of Murnau was hunched, crafty vampire - Count Orlock. But soon there were rumors that during the filming crew a suspicious subject humpback was actually seen near the camp.
1922, Germany. Famous director of silent films Friedrich Murnau wants to film a terrible book - "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. However, the writer's widow refused to sell the rights to the novel, and Murnau was forced to change almost the whole text in Bram Stoker`s novel. Dracula got a new name - Count Orlock, or Nosferatu. The action moved from Transylvania and England to Germany and beloved Orloc was now called Helen.
Murnau wanted to make a really terrible band, but he had a problem with the selection of actors for the lead role. And Murnau met mysterious and sad Max Shkrek in neighboring Czechoslovakia and realized that he had found a star. But the mysterious leading man behaved more than strange. Murnau claimed that the actor had just got used to the role, using its own stage system, but what happened to the operator in this case?
Here is a unique opportunity to learn the details of creating a masterpiece, and see if Nosferatu really existed! "Shadow of the Vampire" is one of the few film samples, which is maintained a perfect balance between authenticity and the finest humor. We are transported to 1922, on the set of the famous "vampire" horror movie of all time - "Nosferatu".
Beautifully styled, well-created dark picture, great game of actors, meaningful appearance in the shot of the famous Udo Cyrus, one of the most famous film vampires of twentieth century, subtle hints and references to the old masterpieces of silent cinema all of is a real paradise for cinema lovers!
For a great part of Max Shkrek Willem Dafoe was nominated for "Oscar". It should be noticed that the team make-up artists, turned it into an exact copy of the 1922 Nosferatu, were also nominated for an "Oscar".
Mystical thriller of Merige Elias is telling about the immortal demon of the night Nosferatu, who according to the legend still lives somewhere in the mountains of Czechoslovakia.