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Nosferatu (1922)
★★★★ / ★★★★

Watching Max Schreck as the vampire Graf Orlok truly is a marvel. Although his face and arms are covered in thick cosmetics, there is not a moment when the graceful performer looks laughable or ridiculous. 609 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

Movie Posters We Love: Nosferatu

An Art Nouveau masterpiece for the granddaddy of all horror movies!

This 1922 poster is glorious!  I particularly like his posture and how the text sweeps across him.  80 more words

Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)

You can always count on F.W. Murnau to deliver the goods. Nosferatu—though a blatant act of plagiarism—changed the landscape of horror films forever, bringing in the mood and character that allowed the genre to reach new heights in the ensuing decades. 201 more words

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

Real life is a total bore, which is why most “based on a true story” movies come across as fairly mundane in comparison to revisionist pieces that play fast & loose with the facts. 974 more words

Brandon Ledet


There was a time when the vampire was not trying to be a lady’s man or full of glitter. There was a time when the vampire was an evil monster who was less man and more an unholy thing that lived in nightmares. 412 more words


The Sunday Intertitle: Another Fine Pyckle

What’s with the mania for replacing the title cards on silent films? The YouTube version above of this early Stan Laurel parody seems authentic, but the version I initially got off the Internet Archive has different, cruder titles and the credits are simplified down to nothing. 333 more words