Originally released in 1922 as Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens, director F.W. Murnau's chilling and eerie adaption of Stoker's Dracula is a silent masterpiece of terror which to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend.
unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work (The legal heirs didn't
give their permission), so the names had to be changed. But this wasn't
enough: The widow of Bram Stoker won two lawsuits (1924 and 1929) in
which she demanded the destruction of all copies of the movie, however
happily copies of it were already too widespread to destroy them all.
Later, Universal studios could break her resistance against this movie.
Count Orlok's move to Wisburg (Obviously the real "Wismar") brings the
plague traceable to his dealings with the Realtor Thomas Hutter, and the
Count's obsession with Hutter's wife, Ellen the only one with the power
to end the evil.A long time ago in middle Europe, a decrepit,
forbidding castle stood... Casting an ominous shadow over the
townspeople who dare not look upon it, the unholy dwelling is home to
one Count Orlok (Max Schreck) , an undead night creature with a taste
for human blood.
this picture steps Hutter, an unwary traveler who visits the Count. He
carries with him the deed for a property Orlock wishes to buy in
Hutter's home town of Wisborg.