noted critic Pauline Kael observes, Nosferatu is the
"...first important film of the vampire genre and has more
spectral atmosphere, more ingenuity, and more imaginative ghoulish
ghastliness than any of its successors." German director F.W.
Murnau's 1922 version creates a sinister mood of undaunting
terror as Nosferatu (a.k.a.Max Schreck) becomes one of cinems'
greatest screen icons. This silient, black and white film, comprised
of frightening images, remains as one of the best adaptations
of Bram Stoker's Dracula ever made!