Posted by walkingshadows on Apr. 30, 2010

NOSFERATU - A chronicle of the Great Death in Wisborg. The story of “Nosferatu” is one of gothic horror, sensuality and ultimately, death. Unlike Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, the events in the movie take place, not in London, but in Bremen, Germany during the 1830’s. We are lucky to have Nosferatu. All copies were ordered destroyed in 1923. Nosferatu was deemed the product of plagerism, an unlicensed version of Bram Stokers Dracula. Stokers widow sued the movie producers until they were out of business and the court ordered all copies of the film to be destroyed. Fortunately for us, copies were hidden away in the dark recesses of cinematheques and it is from these reels that we can see, what is considered the world’s first horror film. The story is familiar, however the style and characters are rooted in German Expressionism. Nosferatu was one of a handful of films that expanded the language of cinema in ways that had not yet been explored and resonate influentially to the movies of today. VAMPYR

Categories Horror

Tags goth, twilight, gothic, vampire, dracula, vampires, nosferatu, vampyr, gothic horror

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