I had a cup of hot apple cider and watched Nosferatu a little while ago and might I say, I have a few observations. I wasn't scared the way I normally am during a scary movie, but I did have that eerie feeling. Max Shreck was really a good creeper. He looked effing disgusting in the movie and after watching SyFy's Face Off for the last few years, I think they did pretty well with the make up that Count Orlok was in.
I found a few things humorous with the movie, such as the "werewolf" being a hyena. I also found myself thinking "wow, this is terrible overacting" in some parts. I did however, take it for what it was, a classic, early adaption and I think that had I not been spoiled with the scary shit we have today, I would have been scared by this if I saw it during it's release.
The music helped. I do have to say, it was pretty disturbing. I also enjoyed the odd cutting of the film where the characters would be in one place, then suddenly in another.
Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween was pretty smooth. I can't really complain about it. I'm glad I got to watch a silent movie for the first day. It only feels right to start with a classic.
Tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which is going to be something I watch with my husband. Let's see how it compares to the book!