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rhett
11-06-2007, 06:01 AM
There's no doubt that Dracula was one of the classic foundations of cinematic horror...but which one is your favorite?

dwatts
11-06-2007, 07:48 AM
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.

KamuiX
11-06-2007, 09:22 AM
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.

rhett
11-06-2007, 09:50 AM
Well, ya gotta say which Dracula, Rhett. And which Nosferatu too.
I figured being ambiguous would add more mileage to the thread. :D

KR~!
11-06-2007, 12:57 PM
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.

MorallySound
11-06-2007, 03:41 PM
F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu without a doubt. The original Dracula with Bela Lugosi actually bores me.

onebyone
11-06-2007, 04:03 PM
Dracula. I have no need for an unsexy vampire.

dwatts
11-06-2007, 04:08 PM
I figured being ambiguous would add more mileage to the thread. :D

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

MorallySound
11-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Dude, we've had one Sleepaway Camp this week already. ;)

Har har. :lol:

rhett
11-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Dude, we've had one Sleepaway Camp this week already. ;)
Meet me at the waterfront after the social.

satans-sadists
11-06-2007, 05:40 PM
Alucard...I mean Dracula!

Agent Z
11-07-2007, 06:45 AM
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 (http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/catalogue/nosferatu/) set as well!

Shock Waves
11-07-2007, 06:58 AM
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".

shithead
11-07-2007, 07:09 AM
Nosferatu, first and best vampire film.

Gore Lunatic
11-07-2007, 07:33 AM
There have been only three Nosferatu-style vampires that I know of, silent original, Remake and Salem's Lot.

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

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.

Erick H.
11-07-2007, 07:36 AM
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.

Jamm
11-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Dracula. I have no need for an unsexy vampire.

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

Criswell
11-08-2007, 12:39 PM
Nosferatu for sure.

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

Mazurka Macabre
11-12-2007, 04:28 PM
It has to be Nosferatu. German Expressionism v. the American studio system? No contest.

Ash28M
11-12-2007, 05:01 PM
Nosferatu is much better.

Vlachio
11-13-2007, 06:12 AM
Dracula cause he sucks and licks mmmm in the right spot too :)

thrashard76
11-13-2007, 09:27 AM
All the movies I ever remember seeing dealt with Dracula.

rhett
11-15-2007, 09:57 AM
Wow, what a match. Both are dead even at 35 votes a piece. It's an accomplishment for both, and proof that there's room for multiple interpretation of the same character.

Mok
11-20-2007, 08:59 PM
Wow, what a match. Both are dead even at 35 votes a piece. It's an accomplishment for both, and proof that there's room for multiple interpretation of the same character.

Yeah kinda like Michael Myers :D

Workshed
11-20-2007, 09:24 PM
Tough choice, so I left it up to Buffy.

Buffy vs. Dracula - Drac is a total badass who terrorizes Sunnydale, makes Xander his minion, seduces Buffy, and owes Spike money.

Why We Fight - Angel stumbles upon Nosferatu (or a Nosferatu-like vampire) in a submarine, and discovers that while he is creepy, he ain't so tough.

Scientific? No. But I went with The Dark Master ("bator").

Bobbywoodhogan
11-20-2007, 10:15 PM
Gerry Dandridge beats em both for me :D