Today marks the anniversary of the London debut of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in 1897. Talk about your best-seller! It soon inspired the first of the vampire films, Nosferatu, which beat Bela Lugosi's Dracula to the silver screen by 9 years.
The vampire Count Orlok is portrayed by actor Max Schreck, which name translates to 'maximum terror'. And you wonder where the name 'Shrek' came from.
The film holds up well after nearly 100 years, and the remastered score is excellent. This film came out in the same time frame of 1925's Phantom of the Opera, during which many theater patrons fainted from the shock of seeing Lon Chaney in full makeup. Read the comments in the YouTube video and you'll see that Nosferatu wasn't far off that mark.