The German director F.W. Murnau hires Max Schreck, the "ultimate method actor," to play Count Orlock in his vampire masterpiece Nosferatu. In Murnau's quest for realism, the movie is filmed at night in Czechoslovakia and Schreck appears only in character and full makeup. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic.
John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes, Aden Gillet, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier, Catherine McCormack, Ronan Vibert.
Nosferatu (Motion picture) -- Drama.
Vampires -- Drama.
Vampire films -- Production and direction -- Drama.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Drama.
Schreck, Max, 1879-1936 -- Drama.
Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931 -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Director of photography, Lou Bogue ; editor, Chris Wyatt ; music, Dan Jones.