This silent film survived by a miracle and is regarded as one of the most important products of German Expressionism. Newlywed Hutter must leave his young bride Ellen behind and travel to Transylvania to help Count Orlok (Max Schreck) buy a house in Wisborg, the town where Hutter and Ellen live. Despite the fearful warnings of the Transylvanian peasants, Hutter enters Orlok’s castle, and soon discovers its ghastly secrets. When Orlok arrives in Wisborg – trailing plague behind him, and with Ellen in his sights – she must make an awful choice to save herself, her husband and her town. Murnau’s nightmarish vision of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA was famously sued for copyright infringement by Stoker’s widow, who demanded that the film be destroyed. Fortunately one print survived, leaving us to reel in mixed gratitude and horror as the unbelievably frightening Schreck scuttles and creeps through the Expressionist shadows.

  • Release Date :
  • 01 Jan 1922
  • Certificate :
  • PG
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