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NOSFERATU: THE FIRST VAMPIRE - 3 Slimes
Not Rated
Copyright 1922. This version, copyright 1998 Arrow Entertainment
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Thomas Hutter - Motivated young broker, he intends to make his fortune selling a mansion to Count Orlok.
  • Ellen Hutter - Thomas' wife, her facial expressions did make me giggle at times, especially right before she dies.
  • Knock - Bushy eyebrows extraordinaire! Slightly mad broker who falls under the vampire's spell.
  • The Westrenkas - Thomas' friends who probably wish they hadn't taken in his strange wife while he's away.
  • Professor Bulwer - Not only does this guy sleep a lot, he sees vampires everywhere. If it eats something, it's a vampire to him.
  • Captain and First Mate of the Demeter - Doomed soon as Orlok's coffin is loaded aboard, the skipper is drained of his blood while the latter jumps overboard. (Arrgghh, he'll feed da fishes...)
  • Count Orlok - Nosferatu himself, a hideous monster who could stand to wear braces for a few hundred years. That and a manicure. Destroyed by the rising sun.

Buy It!

The Plot: 

The legendary vampire film, over three quarters of a century old and still worth watching. Say that about yourself when seventy-seven you are, as Yoda would put it. It's also hosted by David Carradine, he provides a short opening piece which seems blue screened for some reason.

For those of you who were raised by wolves and haven't seen this film before, the plot follows. Knock receives a letter from Orlok. The Count wishes to buy a home in Bremen, he quickly dispatches his assistant Hutter with the necessary contracts. Thomas arrives in Transylvannia to find the Count is a frightening visage, though he first chalks up the strange happenings as bad dreams. Too late he realizes that Orlok is a vampire and the monster wants Ellen (after seeing her picture in a locket).

The vampire's earth filled coffins are loaded on the ship Demeter; en route across the seas crew die one by one as he drains their life. Meanwhile, Thomas struggles to reach Ellen by land, arriving after the crewless Demeter docks. With Nosferatu's coming a plague falls upon the city, it is only when Ellen sacrifices herself that evil is banished.

This version is remastered and includes the most enjoyable soundtrack I've seen it put to yet. Type O Negative's metal/gothic songs rarely seem out of place and then only for moments. The film itself is a masterpiece, with a tidy plot and excellent makeup for Nosferatu.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • David Carradine is starting to show his age.
  • People once used giant socks as luggage.
  • Transylvannia is inhabited by tiger-dogs.
  • Cabbies have always been bad drivers.
  • Never cut yourself in front of a vampire.
  • Venus flytraps drink blood.
  • 17th century sailing ship's equivalent of autopilot was tying someone to the wheel.
  • The emergency broadcast system has come a long way.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 2 mins - Blue screening anyone?
  • 6 mins - Bad edit, one minute she's running at him, the next she's standing still.
  • 12 mins - Now that's a weird dog.
  • 14 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A BOOK!
  • 28 mins - Make sure you're listening to the song here. I'm never having sex again...
  • 46 mins - Hehehe! Vampire hobo!
  • 55 mins - Interesting time to mention a male rooster.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

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Green Music Note nosferatu1.wav Song from the opening scenes.
Green Music Note nosferatu2.wav Song from when Thomas first meets the count.
Green Music Note nosferatu3.wav Song from Ellen's death.

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The first mate tries to hack open Orlok's coffin.

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Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #9. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by JERRY_704
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

Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #10. Posted on January 17, 2001, 02:24:05 PM by mani
I`ve never heard of practically but seen in movies and  believe what nosferatu is and all about.
Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #11. Posted on February 06, 2001, 10:34:05 AM by Jen
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.
Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #12. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Ů
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.
Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #13. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by T$
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.
Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #14. Posted on March 17, 2001, 10:36:50 AM by george
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.
Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #15. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Richard
   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
Nosferatu: The First Vampire
Reply #16. Posted on April 27, 2001, 01:14:42 AM by URNA
Love it.:-I=
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