Nosferatu Poster

Decorate your den or dorm room with this classic horror film style print. Although the artist of the movie poster is unknown, we do know about the film. The background story of this 1922 film is almost as spooky as the film itself! “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” is a German Expressionist silent film directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and starring Max Schreck as Count Orlok and Greta Schröder as the Ellen Hutter. Expressionist films were popular in Germany starting in the 1920s because they were cheaper to make than other films and Germany was in a terrible recession after WWI. The film was a huge success at its premiere in Germany, but it was quickly extinguished when Bram Stoker’s widow sued for copyright infringement (the studio, Prana Film, which never produced another movie again, had never purchased the rights to the novel).The court ordered the film and all its promotional material to be destroyed, but this rare poster had already been shipped to Spain and a few copies of the movie survived. These few copies were sent to the USA as well, where they were premiered in 1929. And it’s lucky it did, because the film has been named the third best reviewed horror film of all time by Rotten Tomatoes and film critics say it has influenced all horror films after it.

SKU #9437
Dimensions 16.75"x 24"