When it comes to iconic vampires, Bela Lugosi might be one of the first to come to mind, but it’s Max Schreck's eerie performance as Count Orlok in "Nosferatu" that stands above all others.
"Nosferatu" is a silent, black and white film from the 1920s and in my biased opinion, it is one of the greatest – and scariest – horror films ever made. It’s chilling, it’s unnerving, it’s a masterpiece.
Unlike the majority of today’s vampires, Schreck’s Orlok is not handsome or sexy or sparkly – he’s rat-faced.
Just look at that face, and those teeth – I mean look at them.
I don’t know about you, but if I went to his castle and he greeted me at the door, I would run like the devil to get away.
The review site Rotten Tomatoes gave "Nosferatu" a 97 percent rating, yet for some dumbass reason, Hollywood feels the need to remake this film. "Nosferatu" does not need remaking; the original needs more watching.
I was going to post just a clip, but I found the movie in its entirety. It’s less than 90 minutes long and well worth every minute.
Watch and enjoy "Nosferatu."