• James Cooper

    ★★★★½ Added by James Cooper

    God I miss a good horror movie, the journey into the Carpathian mountains alone had more atmosphere than any of todays CGI attempts.

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  • Wade Sowers

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Wade Sowers 26 Feb, 2015

    There have been several classic films based on the story of Johathan Harker, his wife Lucy, Dr. Van Helsing, and their meeting with Count Dracula, Murnau's original NOSFERATU, Browning's DRACULA, Fisher's DRACULA/HORROR OF DRACULA - all of these directors managed to add their own interpretations to the story, add an element not present in other versions. Another I would add is Herzog's audacious re-imagining of Murnau's masterpiece. While he carefully recreates sequences from the original, often staged as a tableau…

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  • Jez Meyer

    ★★★★½ Added by Jez Meyer

    Gorgeous and meditative, Herzog's reimagining of the Dracula tale brought hitherto unseen levels of pathos to the Count's character, generating audience sympathy for his lonesome and loveless existence while not diminishing the malice and malevolence that suffuses every scene in which he is present.

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  • Ryster

    ★★★½ Watched by Ryster 17 Feb, 2015

    Here's the thing with Nosferatu the Vampyre, it's a take on the old Dracula tale and as I've said before, there's just something about the Dracula story that I don't like. I've never found it that interesting and it's always sort of bored me. I really like Dracula though, vampires are creepy monsters and I believe that there's a lot of things to be told about them, but we still always get the same old story in a shape or…

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  • Roger_Ebert_

    ★★★★★ Added by Roger_Ebert_

    One of R.E.'s "Great Films".

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  • phil haigh

    ★★★★½ Watched by phil haigh 14 Feb, 2015

    The master being masterful. Herzog is unbeatable in my eyes. There's such a lot of room in his films. Thinking space. Kinski is mesmerising and it must be the most highly trained bat in history.

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  • Brando Tarazon

    Watched by Brando Tarazon 10 Feb, 2015

    Haunting visual poetry.

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  • Craig Dawson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Craig Dawson 03 Feb, 2015

    Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

    Werner Herzog's unique retelling of the Count Dracula story which very much focuses on the loneliness and desolation of the vampire. I watched this only a year or so ago and was a little disappointed, but watching it on the BFI set is like seeing it with new eyes. As with most of the early…

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  • Matthew L. Brady

    ★★★★★ Watched by Matthew L. Brady 09 Feb, 2015

    I never thought a remake would be on the same level of greatness and get's that same uncomfortable feeling as the original, both of those films should hold up today and that's the best thing ever.

    The story to Nosferatu the Vampyre are main character Jonathan Harker who get's sent to Count Dracula, who is looking to buy a house in Varna. Upon seeing a photo of Lucy, Jonathan's wife, he makes the trip - with death following in his…

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  • CarlozOnFilm

    ★★½ Added by CarlozOnFilm

    Enjoyed this movie.

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  • Negative Creep

    ★★★★★ Watched by Negative Creep 23 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was surprisingly blown away by this rather artistic and deeply obscure outtake on Bram Stoker's masterpiece. Being new to Herzog's films, i wasn't sure as of what to expect. I have watched some other Dracula/Nosferatu adaptations, but none of them can top this one. the best word one could use to describe it is "beautiful". from the impeccable art direction and photography, the way it was shot, the make-up department (and any other technical aspects, you name it), to…

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  • Lee Saunders

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lee Saunders 01 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Klaus Kinski’s Nosferatu is bone white, with a high, bald head, cavernous eyes, disgustingly fat red lips, and two lone fangs protruding, not where you’d usually find canines, but where incisors live. Being welcomed into his Carpathian castle sends a deep and specifically Cold chill through the whole body, the magnificently eerie castle backdrop in tones of pastel, an unusual colour palate for a horror film work surprisingly well.
    Werner Herzog’s 1979 production, conjures an unforgettable, Wagnerian gloom from the…

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