Watch "NOSFERATU" The 1922 Horror Film Classic Directed By Gay German Film Director F.W. Murnau (VIDEO) – 15 Days To Halloween!
Nosferatu (1922) Originally released in 1922 as Nosferatu, is F.W. Murnau’s chilling and eerie adaption of Stoker’s Dracula and a silent masterpiece of terror which to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend.
Murnau’s homosexuality, would have been more or less accepted in his Berlin artistic circles of the day. Germany, indeed, was one of the gay-friendlier spots in the world until the Nazis took power. Murnau, who unlike James Whale was never quite “out,” may have seen the writing on the wall: the gays’ idyll of freedom couldn’t last — the shadows were creeping in. (Hitler became leader of the Nazi Party the year before Murnau’s film was released.) Nosferatu can be taken as a double-edged commentary on the rise of murderous intolerance and the moblike view of the Other — gays, Jews, gypsies — as diseased vermin to be exterminated. The plague of hatred created its own “plague” to hate.