Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Iconic Horror Scene: Nosferatu (1922)
This scene is from the 1922 silent film Nosferatu, which is probably the most well-known horror film of the silent era. It is basically an adaptation of Dracula, except instead of being called Dracula, he is Count Orlok. This is my favorite scene in the whole movie and it is also one of the creepier scenes.
It starts out with the famous image of him creeping up the stairs. This movie does a great job with the use of shadow.
It then cuts to the girl being startled and another image of Count Orlock in shadow. This shot really emphasizes his exhaggerated features, especially his long fingers.
HERE. You see inspiration from this film in a lot of movies, but the one that does a great job with it is the 1992 version of Dracula.