• Giovanni Iacobucci

    ★★★★ Watched by Giovanni Iacobucci 30 Jul, 2014

    Herzog’s take on the German classic fits with his overarching common thesis that the natural state of the world is rape and chaos. Its visual style alternates, to uneven success, between his patented fact-meets-fiction documentary realism and bursts of Expressionism whenever Nosferatu is onscreen. It’s chilling in large part thanks to how unsettlingly unusual Herzog’s vision of what a horror film looks like is. It is, more often than not, a truly beautiful movie, with quaint location shooting that’s flooded…

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  • Matt Ellis

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Ellis 27 Jul, 2014

    This new Shout! Factory Blu ray set certainly has some color issues, but Herzog has still never looked better. This viewing experience was night and day from the old non-anamorphic DVD of this that was floating around earlier.

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  • Travis Williams

    ★★★★ Watched by Travis Williams 26 Jul, 2014

    Hertzog gives his unique take on the classic tale. I loved the sublte changes he made to the story while still keeping it in tact. Klaus Kinski is incredible as Count Dracula as well.

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  • fmax

    ★★★★ Added by fmax

    Sure, the budget pokes through considerably in the last half of this remake of the classic silent film, but much more prominent throughout it are Herzog's sensibilities as a filmmaker. The German director's focus is unsurprisingly, and appropriately, on Dracula's close relationship with his baser instincts. Indeed it's key that this film takes its name from the classic of early-20th century German expressionism rather than the Stoker text that inspired both; certainly, the novel possesses the romantic subtext that evidently draws Herzog to this material, but the hideous, ratlike appearance of Murnau's Count Orlok brings these details to the foreground.

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  • Brian Tallerico

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Brian Tallerico 26 Jul, 2014

    What a creepy way to start a weekend.

    Someone should make Shadow of the Vampire 2 about Kinski and this movie because you know there's enough material to do so.

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  • Sam Redfern

    ★★★½ Watched by Sam Redfern 25 Jul, 2014 2

    Suggested by Malick Kaufman - One Week to Watch Callenge

    The absence of love is the most abject pain.
    - Count Dracula

    I've not seen many of Werner Herzog's films which is quite strange considering he's made two films that are in my top 100, those being Lessons of Darkness and Aguirre: The Wrath of God. So I was glad that I finally had the chance to watch another one of his films. Although, at the end of the film…

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  • Craig Dawson

    ★★★ Watched by Craig Dawson 20 Jul, 2014

    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.

    Herzog's Dracula film that takes a different path to most of the other adaptations of the classic. The plot takes a back seat to how Kinski is the suffering loneliness of the Count. As with a lot of his films, Herzog uses imagery as a primary way of moving the story forward.

    Not everything works…

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  • Napalm

    ★★½ Watched by Napalm 21 Jul, 2014

    It started off quite creepy and atmospheric but slowly turned into a snooze-fest. The plot was taking forever to move forward, the atmospheric feel started to wane in the second half. Worst of all it wasn't scary for the most part. There were these really weird offbeat comedic moments that took me out of the film. The cast was great, some of the music and direction were awesome too. But the overall execution was really odd for a horror film.

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  • Ian T. McFarland

    ★★★½ Watched by Ian T. McFarland 24 May, 2014

    I did this wrong.

    The first I'd ever seen of this movie was the moment at the end where the title character feeds on the protagonist. It's the kind of moment that you can't ever erase the imagery of. It's so calm, so unnatural, and so damn sexy.

    So I went to Cinefamily's showing expecting a whole movie like this. And while Nosferatu has a lot of other great creepy moments, none of them can top the one I saw years ago.

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  • Sea Lucas

    ★★★½ Watched by Sea Lucas 08 Jul, 2014 2

    Werner Herzog's remake of F.W. Murnau's silent classic is a bit of a mixed bag. It doesn't quite hold up to its predecessor, but has a few good things going for it. The film is atmospherically stunning and often unsettling, but also unfathomably dry at times. Herzog does add a few intriguing personal touches to the story and, much like in the original, uses light and shadow to great effect.

    I love Klaus Kinski, but I didn't quite dig him…

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  • Garrison Fox

    Watched by Garrison Fox 02 Jul, 2014 2

    Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre is an homage to F.W. Murnau's classic silent film. Featuring a rich color palette and imagery of natural mummies, countless plague rats, Count Dracula's barren castle, and European landscapes, it's probably Herzog's prettiest, most scenic film next to Aguirre. Returning from that film is Klaus Kinski, who plays the bald, alabaster, long-nailed, and fanged title role. I don't know how he tolerated the tedious makeup routine every day. Also returning is the band Popol Vuh, who…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★★ Added by SJHoneywell

    Remake a classic,
    You run risks. This shows talent
    Can make remakes work.

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