Nosferatu: First Look At Robert Eggers New Horror Film

Bill Skarsgård stars as the bloodthirsty Count Orlok.

Bill Skarsgård stars as the bloodthirsty Count Orlok.

Nosferatu: First Look At Robert Eggers New Horror Film

Check out a first look at the Nosferatu remake from director Robert Eggers who is known for The Witch, The Lighthouse, and The Northman.

The pic features a first look at Lily-Rose Depp as Ellen Hutter, the wife of Nicholas Hoult’s estate agent Thomas Hutter, with the shadow of the iconic hand of the titular vampire over her face, Count Orlock, played by Bill Skarsgård of the IT movies.

“Yeah, it’s a scary film. It’s a horror movie. It’s a Gothic horror movie,” Eggers tells Empire Magazine. “And I do think that there hasn’t been an old-school Gothic movie that’s actually scary in a while. And I think that the majority of audiences will find this one to be the case.”

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Lily-Rose Depp as Ellen Hutter

More about Ellen

Eggers also reveals the story this time around is more about Lily-Rose Depp’s Ellen.

“It’s even more Ellen’s story than previous versions,” teased Eggers. “And Lily-Rose is absolutely phenomenal.”

Eggers also talked up Bill Skarsgård who frightened audiences recently as Pennywise.

“I’ll say that Bill has so transformed, I’m fearful that he might not get the credit that he deserves because he’s just… he’s not there,” Eggers said. “He felt like honoring who had come before him [Max Schreck’s and Klaus Kinski]. It’s all very subtle,” Eggers explained. “But I think the main thing is that he’s even more a folk vampire. In my opinion he looks like a dead Transylvanian nobleman, and in a way that we’ve never actually seen what an actual dead Transylvanian nobleman would look like and be dressed like.”

Update: First image of Nicholas Hoult has been released, and he is looking at Bill Skarsgård’s Count Orlock:

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Nicholas Hoult as Thomas Hutter

Update: First look at Willem Dafoe as “the crazy vampire hunter” Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz (via EW):

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Willem Dafoe as Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz

What is Nosferatu about?

Nosferatu gets released on Dec. 25, 2024. Also starring in the flick includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Friedrich Harding, Willem Dafoe as Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz, and Ralph Ineson as Dr. Wilhelm Sivers.

IMDb describes the film as: A gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him.

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1922 Nosferatu

The original Nosferatu is a silent horror film directed by F.W. Murnau released in 1922. The movie follows the story of Count Orlok, a vampire who is depicted as a terrifying and grotesque creature. He becomes enamored with a real estate agent’s wife, Ellen, after acquiring a property adjacent to hers in the fictional town of Wisborg. As Orlok becomes increasingly obsessed with Ellen, he sets out to travel to her town, spreading death and plague along the way.

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