31 Days of Streaming Horror: ‘Shadow of the Vampire’ Reveals the “True” Story of ‘Nosferatu’

/Film | 10/21/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October, we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: Shadow of the Vampire (2000).

Nosferatu is often hailed as one of the all-time great horror movies, as well as being one of the best vampire films and one of the best adaptations of Dracula. And Shadow of the Vampire reveals how it was made. Sort of. This horror-comedy from director E. Elias Merhige (Begotten) posits that the reason Nosferatu was so effective was that the movie’s star, Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) was a real vampire. In a quest for maximum realism, director F. W. Murnau (John Malkovich) sought out a real bloodsucker to be his movie star.

Rest - Nosferatu‘s - Schreck - Method - Actor

The rest of Nosferatu‘s cast initially thinks that Schreck is the ultimate method actor, always staying in character...
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