• Active Dynamics

    ★★★ Watched by Active Dynamics 31 Oct, 2014

    Couldn't really get into this for some reason. Much prefer Coppola's version. The cinematography and music are great though.


  • travis_bickle76

    ★★★ Watched by travis_bickle76 28 Oct, 2014

    Werner Herzog's homage to the 1922 original, almost shot for shot remake.


  • Jørgen

    ★★★½ Watched by Jørgen 30 Oct, 2014

    I need to watch more Kinski.


  • Filip Van Lierde

    ★★★★ Watched by Filip Van Lierde 28 Oct, 2014

    Extra star for Isabelle Adjani's eyes... wow!


  • 13thAngryMan

    ★★★½ Watched by 13thAngryMan 28 Oct, 2014

    The vampire is usually my least enjoyable choice for horror subject,but with Herzog in charge we are in safe hands!


  • BillRyan

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by BillRyan 26 Oct, 2014

    I think this movie is also better than THE PURGE: ANARCHY.


  • MsStackattack

    ★★★★★ Watched by MsStackattack 26 Oct, 2014

    Layer upon layer of art and storytelling. Combining opera, German expressionism, modern movie-making, literature, renaissance painting, fairytales and superstitions to portray a timeless story. This is one of those pictures that juxtaposes an intimate story on a grand scale.
    I loved the use of Das Rheingold as a theme and hair and makeup is definitely worth mentioning, obviously Klaus Kinski as Dracula looks amazing but Isabelle Adjani as Lucy, the dreamy, virtuous, ethereal beauty is breathtaking.
    Dracula is thought of as a supernatural being, but I enjoy when vampires are portrayed as just terrible natural creatures. As natural as rats, bats or the plague.


  • ReCreation

    ★★★★ Watched by ReCreation 23 Oct, 2014

    I feel the same way about Dracula as Sherlock Holmes. While I find the general character fascinating, the story around that character has been ground out so many times, I find myself getting bored with the usual tale. That threatened to happen a few times during Werner Herzog's retelling, but was also dissuaded by a creeped out and terrifying performance by Klaus Kinski as well as Herzog's own predilections for immersing the audience in as much realism as possible. Dracula's…


  • Jaime Grijalba

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jaime Grijalba 23 Oct, 2014

    Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)


    Part of the October Overlook Madness boys!

    Hello people who lurk in the shadows and find yourselves stumbling upon the madness that continuously goes on and on every day of the week, every day of October. It will all end soon, ladies and gentlemen, it will end on the 31st, when the portals of horror finally open and close for a few hours, allowing for the horrors that we can’t mention appear in our…


  • Samuel

    ★★★★ Watched by Samuel 22 Oct, 2014

    Part of: My 31 days of HORROR

    My first exposure to Werner Herzog, which is weird considering that I've read a lot about him, watched lots of his interviews etc but never actually watched any of his movies. Guess I really should look into his filmography.

    Definitely not perfect, it's slooow and really needs some time in the beginning to get going, but Herzog's Nosferatu is truly a spectacle to watch. The most impressive part about it is the gorgeous…


  • Michael Audet

    ★★★★½ Watched by Michael Audet 21 Oct, 2014

    Film #20 of my Hoop-tober Horror Challenge!

    "Dr. Van Helsing, do you think we've all gone made and that one morning we'll all wake up and find ourselves in straight-jackets?"

    No amount of money in the world could convince me to do that rat scene...

    I haven't seen a whole lot of Dracula movies. The story has become so ingrained in our collective subconscious that you could ask anyone, even someone who had never seen any Dracula films or read…


  • John Jay

    ★★★★ Watched by John Jay 20 Oct, 2014

    Absolutely spectacular cinematography. The landscapes are breathtaking. I Wasn't sure what exactly to expect out of this remake, but it is very similar to the original, except this one packs an incredible visual punch along with a gorgeous score. Both films are good, but Herzog's is just so well shot... I mean damn.

    This Dracula isn't as creepy as Orlock, but his more depressing take on the character makes him just slightly more interesting. I need to watch more Herzog.

    October. Horror film. #29.