Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder, Alexander Granach, Wolfgang Heinz, Ruth Landshoff
Yes, that is a real person you see above. Well, at least we think Max Schreck wasn't actually a creature of the night, though the terrifying German silent flick Nosferatu makes quite a case against that notion. A sparse, visually chilling interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, director F.W. Murnau's nightmare on celluloid benefits endlessly from ultimate method actor Schreck's obsessive dedication to the vampire's look, mannerisms, and overall demeanor. We'd applaud his commitment, but we're afraid that Schreck's ghost will visit us tonight to thank us in person.