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Nosferatu: A Vampire Symphony of Horror

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Nosferatu:  A Vampire Symphony of Horror

The 1922 silent German film Nosfertue, eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) is a vampire horror film based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. In this film adaptation, there is no Van Helsing vampire hunter and the film is set in Germany 1838 rather than England in the 1890s. The central character is the vampire Count Orlok, who greatly differs from Stoker’s Dracula character. Rather than handsome and charming, Count Orlok is physically repugnant, and his blood lust results in the death of his victims rather than the creation of new vampires. Unlike Dracula, Count Orlok must sleep during the daytime as sunlight will kill him. This notion that sunlight can kill or physically harm vampires has been incorporated into many modern vampire legends. Today, the film is considered to be one of the best film adaptations of Dracula and has become a cult classic.