I hope by now you're used to old horror classics rising from the dead because one of the most significant vampire films ever created is getting a remake.
That's right. Nosferatu is being remade for modern audiences. F.W. Murnau's timeless adaptation of the Dracula tale changed the genre forever in 1922, and close to a century later, its central themes and unsettling atmosphere are still undeniably relevant.
According to Deadline, Studio 8 has tapped up-and-coming filmmaker Robert Eggers to write and direct the currently untitled movie. Eggers recently received heaping praise at Sundance for his chilling horror film, The Witch. The Witch follows a family in 17th century New England who face famine, death, and an inescapable evil, and it's reportedly so immersive Eggers took home the Directing Award in the film festival's Dramatic category.
I've been anxiously tracking The Witch since hearing such glowing reviews, so I'm cautiously optimistic about Eggers' take on Nosferatu. I was initially a bit worried about seeing a contemporary take on the German classic, but then I remembered that Werner Herzog made his own impressive version of the story, Nosferatu the Vampyre, in 1979.
With that in mind, I think the vampire-crazed 21st century may be ready to meet the one that arguably started it all.