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Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Warren H. on August 30, 1999, 01:36:19 PM
I've never seen this movie, so I'm not sure, but I read in a book about old horror movies that the "weird dogs" in this movie are actually thylocimes (no, I don't know if that's spelled right).  Thylocimes were marupials that lived in Australia and some of its surrounding islands before mankind wiped them out (good old human race!).  They looked kind of like "tiger-dogs."  Remember, I've never seen this movie, so if they are obviously dogs with make up on, please don't make me put my foot in my mouth.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: NetFrog Alpha on August 31, 1999, 12:38:49 AM
I have had the honor of watching this great piece. The mixture of ancient but classic footage and Type O's music (I swear the tunes went right with it) made this an enjoyable viewing. Perfect for the horror student or the newbie. Good stuff.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Squishy on August 31, 1999, 02:29:48 AM
I've not seen this new version, but "Nosferatu" has always been one disturbing movie. Repeated remakes and variations (it's basically "Dracula") haven't come close. This and "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" are the weirdest flicks ever made. Anybody putting it off because it's a 'silent' needs to watch it. At night. Alone. With the lights off. Heh heh heh.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Andrew on September 03, 1999, 03:25:46 PM
The "dogs" do indeed look like Tasmanian Wolves, the last known died in captivity in the 40's or so I believe.  The problem is that you see it for about 1 second and on B&W film shot in 1922 - I can't tell for sure if they painted a dog or if it's the extinct marsupial.  Just rather amusing to find it high in the mountains of Europe...


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: paul westbrook on November 25, 1999, 11:49:43 AM
One of the all time classic masterpieces of horror. Nosferatu is the film that evoked fear in me, during my early childhood. The scene with Orlock rising from his coffin, the final scene of terror, when the vampire vanishes,all leave me with fond memories of many a sleepless night. Max Schreck did a terrorific job in this film gem, as well as frightening me to death. The fact that it was a silent film, only adds to the dread, the doom, and gloom, the film displays. I recommend it highly to any movie fan. Watch it with the lights out.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Greenhornet on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I saw this version. I loved the movie, hated the music. For one thing, it reminded me of the re-doing of "Metropolis" with the deleted footage. (If you see this deleted footage version, you'll know why they cut it out)

Things I learned from this movie: You have to take a ship to go from Transylvania to Bremmen, Germany.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: KellyV on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I adore this movie, and just wanted to tell you all that if you enjoyed this flick, check out "Shadow of the Vampire".  For those who haven't heard of it, it's a film that takes the interesting premise of the possibility of Max Schrek (sorry for the spelling, but he played Count Orlok) actually being a real vampire!  Willem Dafoe plays Schrek, and I'm still stunned that no one won an Oscar for that film!  Dafoe was perfect, and his makeup was exactly the same as "Nosferatu".  It's just a great companion piece to "Nosferatu", and, I must confess, since watching "Shadow of the Vampire", I've never been able to look at my copy of "Nosferatu" the same again...it definitely ups the creepiness factor.  I'm planning a Vampire Nite, with bloody marys and nachos, and watch the two of them along with Bela's version -- blood-sucking paradise! :)


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Nighttrap38 on October 26, 2000, 09:52:07 PM
Anybody know where I can find the Type O Negative soundtrack for this? From what I heard from the samples, it kicks ass!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: WickedPixie on December 17, 2000, 02:02:37 AM
The Type O Negative songs in this movie are mostly from the albums Slow, Deep, and Hard .. and October Rust.  I love Type O Negative and I must own this movie..


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: JERRY_704 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This movie kicks ass! I have it Im trully the biggest NOSFERATU MOVIE fan I LOVE THAT MOVIE,not the one from 1979 that one sucked dick!,the one from 1922 is way better,sorry 4 my language but it kicks ass,the one from 1922 that is,and Im waiting for one that they say that its couming,its called NOSFERATU too,not shadow of the vampire.
  remember NOSFERATU KICKS ASS!!     Im 12 too    teehee



Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: mani on January 17, 2001, 02:24:05 PM
I`ve never heard of practically but seen in movies and  believe what nosferatu is and all about.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Jen on February 06, 2001, 10:34:05 AM
I just bought this movie, the one with the most kick-ass band Type-O Negative, for my boyfriend. I watched it with him and thought it was sweet. I like how you have to watch this movie, not just listen to the dialog. I can see where many horror movies, after this one, got their plots and ideas.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Ů on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I loved the movie and the type o sound track.Peter Steele`s voice add something to the movie it`s self.It is and always will be my favorite movie.No vamp film made can compare to it.Sheer genius.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: T$ on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is cool. To answer that person's question about the Type O Soundtrack the answer is go buy all their albums & you have Nosferatu's Soundtrack. The person who put up the .wav files didn't put the names of the songs down so for you dumb s**ts out there who don't know any Type O songs here are the titles from the short clips. Clip 1: Type O Negative - Love You To Death. Clip 2: Type O Negative - Glass Walls Of Limbo AKA a filler track from Slow Deep & Hard, following this track is the other filler track The Misconception Of Silence. Clip 3: Type O Negative - Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity AKA I Know You're f**king Someone Else. If you want to hear harder Peter Steele then pick up Carnivore albums. They were damn good & in my opinion better than Type O Negative is. Roadrunner Records rereleased them after three years of promises & pushed back release dates to all the poseurs who were too lame to pick up the german import versions that never went out of print.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: george on March 17, 2001, 10:36:50 AM
i feel that this movie was greatly recorded. even though it looks distorted (the 1922 version), it is a great movie. i also feel that the black and white version is more emotional and has more of an impact on a person as opposed to the remade version. if anyone knows where i can find the 1922 version on tape (which sounds impossible), please email me.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Richard on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
   Being a Vampire fan I of course own the orginal silent Nosferatu ,but would like info on how to get or at least view the Type O Negative one. Any help anyone?
            Thanks ,Richard


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: URNA on April 27, 2001, 01:14:42 AM
Love it.:-I=


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Banden on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bought this movie at Walmart on DVD for $9.00 canadian,  it is a compelling piece to watch and the music is a phoenominal catalyst to the dark imagery created in this 1922 version of Bram Stoker's Dracula.  Best ten bucks Ive spent in a while.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: *aimee* on June 13, 2001, 12:38:53 PM
very good movie.. worth seeing.. go ahead.. its not bad.. lots of scary scenes..


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Geoff on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I think the "dog" is an African hyena. There are a number of images on Google or at www.danheller.com. I've just viewed the Eureka DVD of


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Gary on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
  This movie still scares the hell out of me.  Max Schreck is by far 100 times more eerie than Bela Lugosi ever was.  No vampyre flick comes close to the mood of this gem.  I can't watch this movie if I'm home alone.  I have to wait till my wife and kid are home first.  That scene of his shadow creeping up the staircase still makes my flesh crawl. Sure, the acting is overdone, and hammy, but that's the way they acted back then, and it even helps heighten the frightening eerieness as well.  Excellent!!!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
At first, I thought that dog-like creature was a hyena. Then I thought it was a Tasmanian tiger (aka Tasmanian wolf). Now, I am back to the opinion it is a hyena. Not the common spotted hyena of Africa, but the rarer striped hyena of Asia. The stripe pattern seems to be wrong for a Tasmanian. Though, it still could be a Tasmanian, as the last one died in captivity in 1936. It sure would be kewl if it was a Tasmanian; for, as far as I know, this would be the only film of an animal now extinct. Whatever!? Still a kewl movie. Enjoy



Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Mikki on March 04, 2002, 08:40:44 PM
 I LOVED the movie, and the websight is awesome! I loved all the downloads, pics, and music!!!Nosferatu rocks!!!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Jen on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's an Aardwolf, which is indeed a smaller member of the hyena family, and I had to laugh, because they're termite eaters, not even carnivores!  But it's a brilliant movie otherwise, and I'm sure hardly anybody knew what the animal was back then, so it could still be seen as kind of creepy and 'other'.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: kayte on July 18, 2002, 05:32:28 PM
 Why is there a space 4 this film on this site?? Nosferatu is excellent! seems like every1 thinks it 2. The way he walks freaks me out and his eyes, ugh, nasty, but VERY good, shorter than I expected it to be though.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Amelia on July 28, 2002, 07:37:10 PM
This movie sucks my ass. I hated it in the first place, but when I heard some schlock filled in the silence with some cheesy goth music , I about wet my pants laughing. Then I saw it and I could barely catch my breath. How EVIL! NOSFERATU!Was the crap music supposed to catalyze the EVIL? I bet the soundtrack flew off the shelves at the underground music stores. Ha! Two very enthusiastic thumbs down!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Judas on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I have this movie at home, with the original music from 1922, and I don't see why you should play this Type O Negative s**t instead. The original music is much much better!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Heinrich_Himmler on November 24, 2002, 12:57:56 AM
Amelia is a dumb girl with no clue what she is talking about.Probably some fourteen year old who would think the ultimate horror movie is some teen slasher film.The look of Count Orlock and the way this film captures an eerie and helpless feeling as you have in your nightmares displays the sheer brilliance of German Expressionism.I will agree this heavy metal Type O Negative s**t was completely uncalled for it ruined the atmosphere of the film.A classical soundtrack of gothic organs and viola would have suited it much better.Now you must have every little idiot wannabe goth slipknot fan in the world renting it.As if those little degenerates would know anything about art or German Expressionism.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: stfunoob on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
orchid_lunar_nazi is too nasty and closed minded about the music.  I admit that the harder stuff (OLDER TYPE O) was pretty inappropriate for this movie, but I like the feeling the October Rust material gives it.  It's not very "heavy metal" at all, it's quite atmospheric.  For the record, "little idiot wannabe goth slipknot fans" is a big mishmash of contradictory phrases.  Anyway, none of those kids like Type O Negative, because their music actually has some kind of majesty to it and would thus be labelled gay.  I think Type O Negative was the right band for the job as far as mainstream "hard" bands go, that's for sure.  Anyway, I wouldn't go around throwing rocks at the "little idiot wannabe goth slipknot fans" if your email address includes the word "nazi" without a "s suck" after it.  Real smart.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Nikita on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"Nosferatu" is actually an illegal "Dracula" adaptation. The plot is basically the same : actually, the german producers didnt' want to pay the rights, and figured Bram Stoker's widow would never hear about the movie. But she dis, she sued, and had the film withdrawn from the theaters ! Prints disappeared for decades, and this contributed to the film's cult reputation.
Actually, if you see the 1979 remake with Klaus Kinski, the vampire is actually called Dracula !

The myth about Max Schreck being a real vampire, which later inspired "Shadow of the vampire", comes from the fact that he was a very-little known actor. His looks and the fact that Schreck means "fear" in german didn' help... He was actually from Munich, and worked on stage for most of his career. He had no other remarkable film roles aside from Nosferatu, and died in the late 30's.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: NosferatuGrafOrlok on August 18, 2003, 04:24:49 PM
The best vampire film of all time brought up to date.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Hawkeye Pierce on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
OH NO! THEY REVIEWED THE CRAPPY VERSION!
This version truly sucks, the music is crap and is, well, disturbing. Ofcourse all those creepy shadows in the film are disturbing but, well, it just doesn't work (while it did work for METROPOLIS featuring all kind of 80's carp-music like LOVE KILLS by good old Freddie Mercury {FLASH AHA! DAMN I LOVE THAT MOVIE}).

If you want a version featuring a good score, go for the one featuring the musci composed by JAMES BERNARD, he's the guy that did the music for the first 6-7 DRACULA flicks starring Chris Lee (you know, that guy who thought he wasn't good enough for B-Movies so starrted whining until he starred in a BOND MOVIE so he would get all kind of fancy roles such as the ones he did in STAR WARS and LORD OF THE  RINGS, roles that were cool to, but not half as cool as Count "they-have-destroyed-my-servant-now-they-will-be-destroyed" Dracula!).

Enjoy the James Bernard Version and good luck figuring out what way you will destruct your current DVD disc (put it in the micro-wave and SHAZAM! HOUDINI! gone is your disc and VOILA! gone is your Microwave!

THE END (for now)

PS
I didn't mean it Chris, you rock!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Chris Schneider on December 10, 2003, 09:38:39 PM
     I hate to sound like a phillistine, but I prefer classic silent horror without grunge metal sound tracks. (I like Type O negative, though.) Can anyone refer me to a decent remaster of this movie in VHS with just a weird sound track?


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Ryan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Note to scibookguy: try Kino On Video (www.kino.com)...I don't know if they still have this version on VHS, but at one time they sold a version with the original tinting (sepia for day, blue for night, etc.) and a really cool soundtrack by an outfit called the Silent Orchestra.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Geoff (not the one who posted above) on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I just got this movie and it's so great!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Bruce on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The Classic BEFORE the Classic original "Dracula". Great camera work, etc. considering the HUGE limitations of the technology! And genuinely frightening! Memorable scenes - best of all the shadow of the Vampire with elongating hand at the steps and the slowly opening door revealing the Vampire coming into the room of the sleeping victim. Primative technology - inspired execution! Beats the high dollar/hi tech "no-brainer" stuff today.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Barracuda on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I'm young (21) and yet and i found this old movie FANTASTIC. So old (83 years!)and still so good today, that's impressive. I watch it on TV few years ago and i must say that this is one of the best horror movies i've ever seen, especially thanks to its blood-curdling ambiance (gothic, fantastic and morbid atmosphere). I've never met the same sensations with another horror movie. In a nutshell, Nosferatu is really a MASTERPIECE. Every horror fans of any generation should watch that good old movie.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Mictantecutli on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One of the best horrors ever made, definitely, but not in this version, with that lousy muzak. The version with James Bernard's score (available on CD :) - THAT is the one to watch.


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Jon Taylor on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
After a very long time of tracking this movie down, I finally got a copy a few weeks ago.  I'm addicted to it, my fiance hates how addicted I am (lol).  The soundtrack is absolutely perfect, I thought it went well with the movie.  Does anyone know what the name of the song playing over the scene where Ellen dies is, and the one that starts out "AND NOW YOU DIE!"?


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Corey on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Best old vampire movie there is, was, and forever shall be. I can understand why they modeled the Master from Buffy after this guy. He's just...CREEPY!


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Minsk on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
 Our school assistant/substitute teacher, who's the one of the coolest people I've ever met, showed this movie to us one time during a history lesson in 9th grade as a lesson on film history. I gotta say, I totally fell in love with the movie. The cheesy acting and hilarious filming was beautiful. Unfortunately I was the only one who liked the movie, my class 'mates' are all morons who like pathetic teen slashers (ah, what am I saying? I like those slashers too, but I'm also more open-minded!). I really wish I could see the version with Type O, I'm pretty sure it would be a great movie and a wonderful tribute to the original.

 The only thing that sucked was that at the next history lesson a few days later, our sub would have shown Plan 9 from Outer Space, but she decided to just let us leave early. I so wanted to see Plan 9...


Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Tiffany on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
My friend has this DVD which has 3 cassic horror movies on it... Night of the Living Dead, House on Haunted HIll, and the Type O Negative version of Nosferatu. I really wanted to see Nosferatu for the longest time, because I heard so much about it! It was the best horror movie I have ever seen! I think just the fact of it being so old made it even creepier... because we're unfamiliar with that time period (well I am because I am 18) I can understand why some people may not like the Type O in the background, I guess because it gives the movie more of "familiar" and modern feel to it, which it shouldn't have because it is very old. But I actually was surprised and delighted when I heard one of my favorite bands playing to one of the best movies of all time. I think Type O negative actually did a really amazing job because despite being a "modern" band, they have a lot of the creepy, victorian influence in their music because of the violins, pipe organs, and Peter Steele's voice being so bewitching, sexy, and seductive... almost as if you're being hypnotized by a real vampire! Personally  really love Type O Negative. Love You to Death is one of my favorite songs! I would really love to see the original one day too, and see what horror fans like me and you from the dawn of the century enjoyed. This movie is truly a classic and will live on forever!


Title: Re: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Carlos on December 12, 2007, 12:20:01 PM
Hi, I'm a true fan of the spirit of the site, but how come a definitive classic like Nosferatu (the first, i guess, and in my opinion still the best adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel) gets along with all those trashier pictures, i mean, what's it doing here?


Title: Re: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: Alice on January 08, 2009, 05:22:16 PM
We watched the opening in my film class today... just wondering what the opening track is?? I think it worked really well with the opening scenes :)


Title: Re: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: KAY on May 04, 2009, 07:03:55 PM
last yr i went into a tat shop and told one of the artist that i wanted a tat of which another doesnt have,he came back 20 mins later and said  let me tat of pic of the famous Nosfertu vanpire on your back,omg  i said yes,after 5 hrs of tating i have this remarkable beautiful bald vanpire biting the sexy womens neck on my back,i might be the only one in the use that has this tat, i just love it, and now wanting more of his work on me from the vamp movies.


Title: Re: Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Post by: eternalkhaos on June 13, 2009, 03:54:07 AM
Have seen a couple versions of the original - one on australian SBS channel and one composed by somebody who lives in Marrickville and shown on oz public channel TVS (31). It's sad to say that i never seen the one with David Carradine. You may joke about him "showing his age" but he died last week, man. Heck, I even met him at Supernova Convention years ago in probably the most awkward conversation (let's just say I asked David how much is the autograph and photograph and that's it). RIP, David Carradine... you gave us Kung Fu, Kill Bill, Death Race 2000 and even Big Stan.