“Nosferatu” Trailer Unleashes the Iconic Vampire in Robert Eggers’ Latest

The official teaser trailer for writer/director Robert Eggers’ Nosefratu has arrived, putting a bit more meat on the bone for one of the most intriguing films slated for the end of the year. The last peek at Eggers’ latest was during this year’s CineamCon, where the audience in Vegas was properly jolted by the auteur’s take on the iconic tale, so this longer look is as welcome as a sharp stake when a vampire comes calling.

Eggers is a notoriously meticulous filmmaker—his work in The Northman, The Lighthouse,  and The Witch proved that—so there’s little doubt he’s brought that level of attention to detail to this tale of gothic obsession between the titular vampire and the haunted young woman he’s fixated on, Ellen Hunter (Lily-Rose Depp). The teaser opens with Ellen begging for the arrival of Nosferatu—is it a dream, or is this a snippet from when Ellen and her vampire paramour are deep into their deadly romance? We’re next at Ellen’s bedside as she asks Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz (Willem Dafoe) if evil is an entity that comes from within a person or if it finds its way inside. That’s followed by a refrain—”he is coming”—repeated by a series of seemingly demented individuals, as we see a shot of Thomas Hutter (Nicholas Hoult) coming upon the castle of Count Orlok (Bill Skarsgård) for the first time.

Few directors are more suited to a deep gothic adaptation of the deathless story first created by Bram Stoker in “Dracula” than Eggers. The teaser does more than enough to whet our appetite for what he’s done with the material, and with a stellar cast and Eggers’ go-to collaborators like cinematographer Jarin Blaschke, editor Louise Ford, and production designer Craig Lathrop, Nosferatu will definitely have teeth.

Nosferatu is set to rise on December 25. Check out the teaser trailer below.


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Featured image: Lily-Rose Depp stars as Ellen Hutter in director Robert Eggers’ NOSFERATU, a Focus Features release. Credit: Courtesy of Focus Features / © 2023 FOCUS FEATURES LLC


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