• 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…

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  • Jaime Grijalba

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

    Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)

    9/10

    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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • Calvin John

    ★★★½ Watched by Calvin John 18 Oct, 2014

    A grower, not a shower. Herzog's Nosferatu takes some time to really find its feat, but once it does, it's genuinely pretty excellent, and Kinski is fabulously inhuman.

    At the Columbus OH 'Shock Around the Clock' 24-Hour Horror Marathon.

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  • Han Solo

    ★★★★ Watched by Han Solo 19 Oct, 2014

    This, to me, plays like a television movie. There isn't a lot of dialogue. A lot of the movie is visual with music. And that's not a bad thing. It moves a little slow as well. Klaus Kinski is one creepy bastard as Count Dracula. This is the second Werner Herzog film I've seen and so far he's 50/50 with me.

    Shocktober IV

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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  • Sylvani

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Sylvani 19 Oct, 2014

    Hadn't watched this straight through since a repertory cinema watch as a kid. A kid who hadn't seen the Murnau at that point, so this benefits from that familiarity. Humor felt less out of place than remembered. Either that, or the quality of the print used for the blu ray lent impact, and the Murnau watch comparatve context. The handling of coffins, army of rats, carriage and Black Plague anecdotal imagery, in particular felt an homage or reaction to Murnau. Was also left needing to see more Herzog-directed opera, after the finale.

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  • Alex Kittle

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Kittle 17 Oct, 2014

    Gradual and beautiful, proudly displaying Herzog's knack for filming in seemingly treacherous locales and making it look easy. The story and script are kind of whatever, much like the original (and maybe the book? I haven't actually read it), but like that film this can ride on the strength of its visuals, mood, and atmosphere alone. Klaus Kinski makes my skin crawl, as he should, and Isabelle Adjani is breathtakingly striking even in one of the most hideous dresses I've seen in a while. (for real www.anelnoath.com/nosfer6.jpg )

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  • dizzy4111

    ★★★★ Watched by dizzy4111 02 Oct, 2014

    Klaus Kinski is a fucking animal, man. I'm ashamed to say this is my first exposure to his work with Herzog. That will be rectified soon.

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  • maps9

    ★★★★★ Added by maps9

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

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  • Alex Thompson

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Thompson 15 Oct, 2014

    Entry number 9 in Shocktober 2014.

    I guess I knew at least some of what I was in for with this movie. Werner Herzog doing Dracula can only go a few ways. So, while nothing in this movie was particularly surprising, it was an entertaining experience. It's a movie full of philosophical pondering, rats, and Klaus Kinski in some nice Orlok make up. Is this what the guys behind True Detective watched for inspiration? "Time is an abyss... profound as…

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