Nosferatu, The Vampire/ A Symphony of Horror & The Last Laugh
is an archetypal horror classic, directed with an uncanny eye for subconsciously disturbing imagery and unsettling natural settings. Produced mainly in exteriors, its sets are more realistic than deformed. We do not find the painted geometric structures and shadows of Caligari. In fact, Nosferatu has more in common with Carl Dreyer's Vampyr.
But the “exaggerated make-up, bald head, long pointed ears, talons, jerky walk, and gangly black silhouette,” of Max Schreck “creates a Nosferatu who is a convincing ‘symphony of horror.'” -Georges Sadoul, “A Dictionary of Films”