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The Original Movie Vampire: Nosferatu

posted by Nell Minow

As we think about scary movies for Halloween, I wonder what the vampires in “Twilight” or “True Blood” would think of one of the earliest screen depictions of a vampire, “Nosferatu.”  If the story seems familiar, it is because they wanted to film “Dracula” without paying for the rights to the original story.  A great mystery grew up around the actor who played the title role, Max Schreck, inspiring the Willem Dafoe film, Shadow of the Vampire.

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