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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Max Schreck
Gustav von Wangenheim
Greta Schroder
Directors
F W Murnau
Screenwriters
Henrik Galeen
Running Time
94 minutes

Nosferatu
The original vampire film


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Nosferatu

Plot
An unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work with enough preserved to recognize, but enough changed to be legal (names changed to protect the innocent?). Count Orlok's move to Bremen brings the plague traceable to his dealings with the realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count's obsession with Hutter's wife, Ellen the only one with the power to end the evil.


Verdict
A visual and emotional treat.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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