|NOSFERATU ARTWORK BY MATT ESKEW|
Film director David Fisher is on a mission to modernize NOSFERATU (1922), the great horror classic that has been giving its audience nightmares for a staggering ninety-two years. NOSFERATU was the very first film to depict a vampire on screen, and in this case his name was Count Orlok, played by the now legendary German actor Max Schreck.
Fisher plans to digitize each frame of the original silent masterpiece and have a cast of modern actors recreate the film's roles, essentially cropping them and dropping them into a world created almost one hundred years ago and inhabited by things that go bump in the night. Scary stuff, indeed. Actor Doug Jones [Hell Boy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006)] will recreate the role of Count Orlok, complete with painstakingly-applied makeup reminiscent of the horrific characters created by silent film star Lon Chaney.
David Fisher has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to fund his project [click here] and at press time, the campaign was over fifty percent funded! Obviously, this is a film that many people are excited about - as am I - and I think it's particularly wonderful that young people want to get involved with such an "old movie." You guys know how it is ... every time you mention classic film, you get weird looks from people as if you've just lit your head on fire or something.
If you'd like to become involved and help support Fisher's modern retelling of NOSFERATU, head over to the film's Facebook page and Fisher's Kickstarter campaign!
|DOUG JONES RECREATES THE ROLE OF COUNT ORLOK|