Nosferatu or Dracula?

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Which do you like better?

Poll closed Dec 6, 2007.
  1. Nosferatu

    34 vote(s)
    55.7%
  2. Dracula

    27 vote(s)
    44.3%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    There's no doubt that Dracula was one of the classic foundations of cinematic horror...but which one is your favorite?
     
  2. dwatts

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    Well, ya gotta say which Dracula, Rhett. And which Nosferatu too.

    Anyway, assuming the original of each - then Dracula for me. No I'm not comparing influence, FX, atmosphere and whatnot. I'm simply sayig which I watch the most. Lugosi's Dracula is under-rated by most these days.
     
  3. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Well, considering my 2 favorite Dracula films are Murnau's and Herzog's, I'd have to say I dig the Nosferatu-styled Drac way more than the more gothic version.
     
  4. rhett

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    I figured being ambiguous would add more mileage to the thread. :D
     
  5. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    There have been only three Nosferatu-style vampires that I know of, silent original, Remake and Salem's Lot.

    Countless Gothic style vamps.

    If you read Dracula the book, he is suppose to look more like the ghoulish Nosferatu.
     
  6. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu without a doubt. The original Dracula with Bela Lugosi actually bores me.
     
  7. onebyone

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    Dracula. I have no need for an unsexy vampire.
     
  8. dwatts

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    Dude, we've had one Sleepaway Camp this week already. ;)
     
  9. MorallySound

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    Har har. :lol:
     
  10. rhett

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    Meet me at the waterfront after the social.
     
  11. satans-sadists

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    Alucard...I mean Dracula!
     
  12. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    Going with the originals, I'll pick Nosferatu, although I think both are worthy in what they try to accomplish with differing styles.

    Looking forward to the upcoming Eureka set as well!
     
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    I saw Dracula first, but Nosferatu wins it for me.
    IMHO, Nosferatu has a lyrical dialouge that Dracula is missing, even though it's a "talkie".
     
  14. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Nosferatu, first and best vampire film.
     
  15. Gore Lunatic

    Gore Lunatic Violenza Carnale

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    Agreed. I'd add Radu from the Subspecies series as well. He was also really ghoulish and always had gore dripping from his mouth which I think is cool looking.

    The problem I have with the Dracula-style vampires is the fact that their fangs are too far apart. The fangs on Nosferatu are very close together just like a real bat's fangs. It would be much easier to suck blood from someones neck with those fangs than having them too far apart and having to open up your mouth wide.
     
  16. Erick H.

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    I prefer NOSFERATU,though I suspect this is because DRACULA is somewhat static due to the limitations of early sound recording equipment.The opening reel of DRACULA is terrific,though,as is Lugosi's performance.Dispite a few coventions that have aged poorly (such as the speeded up sequences),NOSFERATU is wonderfully atmospheric.
     
  17. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    Well said, and I still think Frank Langella was the sexiest.
     
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    Nosferatu for sure.

    Dracula is so slow, you'd think all the crew were nightwalkers.......
     
  19. Mazurka Macabre

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    It has to be Nosferatu. German Expressionism v. the American studio system? No contest.
     
  20. Ash28M

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    Nosferatu is much better.
     

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