TRAILER: Nosferatu (2024)

Today, a new trailer came out for Robert Eggers’ version of Nosferatu. F. W. Murnau’s silent Nosferatu came out in 1922 and was an unofficial, unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Another remake was made in 1979 by Werner Herzog, melding Nosferatu and Dracula together even more. In 2000, Willem Dafoe starred in Shadow of the Vampire, a fictionalized account of the original Nosferatu’s production. Dafoe also appears in the new Nosferatu as Professor Von Franz; in Shadow of the Vampire, he played Max Schreck, the original actor to play Count Orlok. Finally, in 2023, oddly enough, there was another Nosferatu starring Doug Jones. Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult, Bill Skarsgard, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star in Eggers’ rendition. Check out the new trailer here:

This looks great. I actually haven’t seen the original in its entirety, just bits. I did watch Shadow of the Vampire, but I didn’t like it. I thought it was boring despite having a great cast. The atmosphere is tremendous in this trailer, and I only wish it was coming out around Halloween. I know Christmas was a time for scary stories, too, but these days, I don’t associate it with that. I liked Eggers’ The Lighthouse very much, which also starred Willem Dafoe, and The Witch with Anya Taylor-Joy. Taylor-Joy was supposed to star in Nosferatu but got replaced by Depp due to scheduling conflicts. I loved Lily-Rose Depp in The Idol. The show had its problems, especially in the last episode, but I mostly enjoyed it, and Depp’s performance was a big part of its success. I look forward to Nosferatu; I hope it honors the original while forging its own path. 

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