Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days of Halloween: Day 1

   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!


  1. Glad you got to enjoy your movie.. I can't even try to watch the scary ones anymore. :)