Released in 1922 and at nearly 100 years old, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, is now regarded as one of the most influential masterpieces of horror cinema. Featuring Max Shreck as vampire Count Orlok, it was the earliest adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
When we were approached by Chris Weston to release this print inspired by the film, we were thrilled to oblige. Chris classic sensibilities lend themselves to this striking piece that is printed and ready to ship.
I've long been obsessed with Max Schreck's extraordinary performance as Baron Orlok in F.W. Murnau's classic silent movie, "Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens". This was the first –albeit unofficial- portrayal of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and I think it has yet to be surpassed. My eyes are riveted to this rodentine vampire, and the bizarre way he scurries across the screen in his quest for victims. His skeletal features are frozen in a visage of utter despair, horrified by this creature he's become. A foul mustiness seems to emanate from his emaciated form and he is almost indistinguishable from the damp, decayed cellars in which he dwells. Like all the best movie monsters he invokes equal amounts of pity and terror. This is what I wanted to capture in this portrait: a fetid rat-like figure... framed by the pestilence and ruination that define his wretched existence. - Chris Weston, May 12th 2021
Nosferatu by Chris Weston will be available from Vice Press at 6pm BST on Thursday the 13th of May.
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