Thursday, October 23, 2014
October Movie Challenge: Nosferatu (1979)
This movie of course is a remake of the classic 1922 Nosferatu. Remake is somewhat of an inadequate word. This is a re-visioning of Dracula from the 1922 source.
Klaus Kinski was one of the greatest actors to grace the screen. A strange man by all accounts, but also a brilliant actor and quite brilliant in this role. Isabelle Adjani as Lucy Harker is also quite fantastic and undoubtedly the hero of this movie outshining both Johnathan Harker and Van Helsing both..
Nosferatu (either version) gets it right where Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) gets it wrong. Vampires are monsters and they carry plague, disease and death. Dracula is a bringer of death.
Like the Hamilton Deane play and the 1979 Dracula movie reverse the names and roles of Mina and Lucy. Unlike the Deane play and the original novel nearly everyone dies.
Watching this movie is treat for the eyes. Like the 1922 Nosferatu the cinematography is a marvel to behold.
I am calling this one as a re-watch.
Tally so far: 30 Total Watched / 20 New
What do you find scary?
October Horror Movie Challenge hosted by Krell Laboratories.