German real estate agent Hutter travels to Transylvania, to visit Count Orlok, who expressed interest in purchasing an isolated house in Germany. Once there, among the locals, Hutter hears unbelievable stories about Orlok being a vampire, but he decides to visit him anyway.
The story is based on the horror novel Dracula, first published in 1897, written by Irish autor Bram Stoker. Would you like to read the book?
One of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu’s eerie, gothic feel — and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire — set the template for the horror films that followed.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by Nosferatu (1922)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
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Bram Stoker: Dracula
– first published in 1897 –