Film: Nosferatu

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Predating the long line of sexy, soulful vampires in the movies is a scary little man named Max Schreck. In F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, the silent, unauthorized 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula in which the names were changed to protect the producers from a lawsuit, Schreck's Count Orlok doesn't let repulsive, rodent-like features keep him from slurping his way up the coast of the Black Sea. The oldest of the true vampire classics, the film screens tonight at OSU Urban Arts Space, with a live soundtrack provided by Jay Harmon and the Francis Bacon Band.