DIRECTOR: F. W. MURNAU
CAST: MAX SCHRECK, GRETA SCHRöDER, RUTH LANDSHOFF, GEORG H. SCHNELL
The O.G. bloodsucker, in many ways Murnau’s unlicensed adaptation of Bram Stroker’s Dracula is still unrivalled in the sense of disgust and creeping dread it sustains. Max Schreck’s spindle-fingered vampire Count Orlok is a verminous nightmare, the uncanny horror of his presence augmented through the use of fast-motion, reverse negative photography, and ingenious shadowplay with a life of its own.