• mike_r

    ★★★★½ Watched by mike_r 26 Aug, 2016

    As if Klaus kinski wasn't already enough of a creepy bastard

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  • Chris

    ★★★ Watched by Chris 25 Aug, 2016

    Great atmosphere, but a bit too slow.

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  • Slappy McGee

    ★★★★½ Watched by Slappy McGee 23 Aug, 2016

    Werner remakes the classic 1922 vampire film... and kills it.

    I'm not a big fan of remakes in general. I don't see the point, especially if the original was solid. However, even though the original "Nosferatu" was quite good, it was a silent film and this was somewhat limiting.

    So Herzog really does what a remake should do, and that is actually IMPROVE upon the original by using "modern" filmmaking technology to enhance the story and characters, and thus make…

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  • Scravael9

    ★★★½ Watched by Scravael9 21 Aug, 2016

    There are usually two reasons for remakes to exist - the first being the Hollywood studio bosses hoping to capitalize on the nostalgia of previously financially successful films, with no regards for it even being a worthy successor or even any good, only caring about how much money it earns; the second is when a director or writers are huge fans of the original premise and want to remake it to either improve it, make a tribute for it and…

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  • Will Miller

    ★★★★ Watched by Will Miller 19 Aug, 2016 2

    Werner Herzog shows us how to do a remake right. But even though I love Nosferatu the Vampyre I don't think it surpasses the original Nosferatu. The original is just so iconic and influential in the horror genre. But Herzog's remake does do a few things better, like; the atmosphere, the cinematography and pacing throughout the film do a great job to envelope and place you in the vast empty castle and the dreary transilvanian country-side. And the films selective…

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  • Tom Lawson

    ★★★½ Watched by Tom Lawson 20 Aug, 2016

    Visually arresting yet emotionally distant, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu doesn't quite hit the mark. The story is paced too slowly to be truly riveting, and although some of the imagery was striking, the overdubbed dialogue left the audio feeling fake and disconnected. I was never fully entranced by the film - it felt more like a recorded stage play, albeit a beautiful one. Klaus Kinski's transformative performance as Count Dracula is the one true highlight amidst a jumbled mess of near-misses. Nevertheless, the film is enjoyable and probably worth a revisit at some point in the future.

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  • andytorino

    ★★★½ Watched by andytorino 18 Aug, 2016 1

    Deep stuff. Not your usual 70s Gothic horror.

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  • Nicolas David Meise

    ★★★★ Added by Nicolas David Meise

    Wonderfully dark & moody.

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  • FletchTalks

    ★★★★½ Added by FletchTalks

    Werner Herzog’s most overtly genre-specific film from his classic era, the weird thing about Nosferatu the Vampyre is that it still feels quintessensially Herzog, despite being a reasonably faithful reworking of the Murnau original, which as we all know was a reasonably faithful rip-off of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Atmosphere hangs heavy, Popol Vuh deliver another beautifully moody score and Klaus Kinski makes for an unforgettably strange screen vampire, visually indebted to Max Schreck, but adding extra layers of pathos. The…

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  • seanmalin

    ★★★★★ Watched by seanmalin 07 Aug, 2016

    First time seeing this unbelievable masterpiece; why I waited so long, I'm not entirely sure. Kinski is the total package here but it is also, I believe, the first film I've seen with Isabelle Adjani in it. I am naught but a fool.

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  • Evan Whitford

    ★★★★ Watched by Evan Whitford 07 Aug, 2016

    The Summer of Directors Challenge

    Film 52- #36: Werner Herzog

    Nosferatu The Vampyre is Herzog’s love letter to the 1922 silent film landmark. It actually manages to improve upon the original in many ways, such as being creepier and much more stunning. This also might be the most beautiful horror film I’ve ever witnessed.
    So why not a 5? Well, I probably wasn’t in the right viewing conditions for the movie, considering I had quite a shitty day, some horrendous…

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  • Andrew Willis

    ★★★★ Watched by Andrew Willis 06 Aug, 2016

    You know what makes Herzog a genius? You can find it in the prologue to this movie. It takes place in a tomb where real world human bodies are on display. They are dead and preserved. The flesh tightly clings to the bones of these disfigured dead bodies. Herzog knows that the mummified bodies are creepy, and that they will set the tone perfectly for what you are about to see, as well as provide a real life sense to…

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