1922: Nosferatu


Prana-Film GmbH

– Director: F.W. Murnau

– IMDb user rating: 7.9

– Votes: 89,281

– Runtime: 94 minutes

This German expressionist take on the story of “Dracula” set early benchmarks for the horror genre. Adapted without the permission of Bram Stoker’s estate, it just barely survived an arduous legal battle before arriving in theaters. Actor Max Schreck plays the vampire Count Orlok, who vies for the affection of another man’s wife.