What a better way of preparing ourselves for Halloween than watching one of the best horror movies of all time. It seems to me that the silent era was the best time to create films of this genre. They have a different atmosphere, they exude creepiness! No horror movie made in 2013 could inspire me the same feelings that Nosferatu does.
Filmed in 1921 and released in 1922, this German movie, directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck as the terrifying Count Orlok, is a masterpiece that keeps itself fresh, gaining new admirers every year.
And after watching it tonight, I will not be able to cross the hall with the lights off. At least for a month.
Note: There is a nice film about the “behind the scenes” of Nosferatu called Shadow of the Vampire. Released in 2000, it stars Willem Dafoe as Schreck and the majestic John Malkovich as Murnau.
Prepare to be scared!