Monday, October 23, 2006

Nosferatu Available Online


Google Video now has the entire 1922 classic film Nosferatu for your viewing pleasure. I was just a kid when I first saw that movie, or rather the last twenty minutes of that movie and it scared the bejesus out of my pancreas.

Even then I could tell it was more than just a horror movie made to scare, but rather ART designed with a higher purpose. For years the image of the vampire standing in front of the bed as the sun rises crept into my dreams and haunted my nightmares.

When I actually did watch the entire film I have to admit it seemed to drag a bit and I can never get used to that score, but it remains one of the most haunting scary movies I’ve ever seen.

If you have never seen the film do yourself a favor and catch it now. And once you are done catch the other full length films available on Google like Plan 9 From Outerspace, Night of the Living Dead and Reefer Madness.


Jamison said...

honestly, i love silent films. My wife will always comment on me when i am watching an old black and white silent film, but i care not...

an hour and a half long film on google vids is quite a wait for me though... however, i may take a gander at it from work

Brewster said...

It's well worth a watch. It's basically a rip-off of Dracula so you'll be familiar with the story and don't need to pay too much attention.

The last fifteen minutes or so are absolutely phenomenal. The imagery he uses is really amazing for the time...for anytime really.

bigsip said...

I find those old flicks amusing.

Thanks for the heads-up, Brew.

Jamison said...

holy cow! check out the pipe at 32:02!

bigsip said...

Looks like a freakin' tenor saxophone!

That's one serious smoke!

tnmommieof2 said...

I love this one and the movie John Malkovich(sp?) did where he played the actor "playing" Nosferatu.
I think I saw that with you Brew..