NOSFERATU: Unsettling First Trailer For Robert Eggers' Horror Remake Officially Released

NOSFERATU: Unsettling First Trailer For Robert Eggers' Horror Remake Officially Released

Following last week's leak, Focus Features has officially released the first trailer for Robert Eggers' Nosferatu, and it's spine-chilling stuff indeed...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 24, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

"Who is coming, my child?"

The trailer for Robert Eggers' Nosferatu leaked online last week after debuting in theaters ahead of The Bikeriders, and Focus Features has now officially released the unsettling first footage from The Northman director's highly-anticipated horror remake.

The teaser begins with Lily-Rose Depp's Ellen Sutter praying by candlelight. “Come to me, come to me, hear my call,” she intones before a hand reaches out to grab her neck. Ellen then asks Willem Dafoe's character, Van Helsing substitute Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz, whether evil "comes from within us, or beyond."  

From there, there are moody shots of the Count's castle, rats scurrying across cobblestones, frightened villagers with wooden stakes at the ready, Ellen with blood pouring from her eyes and mouth (likely a dream sequence), along with Thomas Sutter (Nicholas Hoult) and Friedrich Harding (Aaron Taylor Johnson) looking suitably terrified.

This trailer mostly keeps Bill Skarsgård's titular undead nobleman, Count Orlok, under wraps, but we do catch a very quick glimpse of the vampire sinking his fans into an unfortunate victim's neck, and another as he slowly turns around to face the camera.

It's very difficult to make out the creature design, but he does appear to look at least somewhat different to earlier depictions of the character.

During a recent interview, Eggers noted that Skarsgård completely lost himself in the role, and was even more "unrecognizable" as the vampire than he was under the prosthetics that allowed him to bring Pennywise to life in the It movies..

"There are things that are Schreck-like but I felt we had to do something else," said The Northman director. "Basically I was like, 'What would a dead Transylvanian nobleman actually look like for real?' Bill lost a tremendous amount of weight."

"He’s so transformed in every aspect that I don’t know if people will give him the credit," the filmmaker went on. "You can see Bill [as Pennywise] in the It make-up; you can’t detect any Bill here. He worked with an opera coach to lower his voice an octave. I think people are going to think we treated it digitally, but that’s his performance."

Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

F.W. Murnau directed the original 1922 classic, while Werner Herzog helmed a rather bizarre 1979 remake. The story is loosely based on Dracula, but there are several key differences.

"Nosferatu tells 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."

 Nosferatu was recently given an official release date, and will arrive on Christmas Day, 2024.

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harryba11zack - 6/24/2024, 12:41 PM
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tmp3 - 6/24/2024, 12:46 PM
Making the new Orlock look like the decaying corpse of a conventional Drac (long hair, facial hair) seems like such a cool middle ground between honouring the Murnau original as well as the Stoker book. Can’t [frick]ing wait for this!!!
harryba11zack - 6/24/2024, 12:59 PM
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The1st - 6/24/2024, 1:19 PM
@harryba11zack - Mr. Terrific looks...well, terrific.
kazuma - 6/24/2024, 1:36 PM
@harryba11zack - yeah, idk why it wasn't showing the image. Thank you.
slickrickdesigns - 6/24/2024, 1:44 PM
@harryba11zack - like wearing your fathers sweatshirt
Moriakum - 6/24/2024, 12:57 PM
But does Orlock sparkle in the sun?
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TheVisionary25 - 6/24/2024, 1:01 PM
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Not surprising coming from Eggers but he seems to have nailed the creepy & gothic atmosphere

Also , it’s got a good cast too!!.
Izaizaiza - 6/24/2024, 1:06 PM
I'm a sucker for this stuff. Can't wait!
Ryguy88 - 6/24/2024, 1:09 PM
Perfect pairing of director and source material. I also cant wait for this!
marvel72 - 6/24/2024, 1:35 PM
@Ryguy88 - Exactly I love all his movies thus far.
ModHaterSLADE - 6/24/2024, 1:36 PM
The Northman was great. Looking forward to seeing what Eggers can do with this one.
slickrickdesigns - 6/24/2024, 1:43 PM
This looks good! Reminds me of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
McMurdo - 6/24/2024, 1:51 PM
Looks like another banger
SuperiorHeckler - 6/24/2024, 3:56 PM
Eggers has yet to disappoint but, Nosferatu with hair? Certainly differentiates it from Murnau and Herzog. And a movie born for October and Halloween will premiere instead in December on Christmas Day. WTF??? 🤨
MahN166A - 6/24/2024, 4:09 PM
@SuperiorHeckler -

One of the best Halloween made Christmas presents I will unwrap this year!
Shivermetimbers - 6/24/2024, 4:30 PM
@SuperiorHeckler - Seems like there is always a horror movie released on Christmas Day lately. Especially seems like possession movies most of the time. I dont get it either, I think that a halloween release makes way more sense. Either way, looking forward to this one.
SuperiorHeckler - 6/24/2024, 4:46 PM
@MahN166A - Oh, don't misunderstand, I'll be counting the days but, like millions of others, I will be kinda' busy and preoccupied on Christmas Day and going to the theater will not be happening for me personally. 🫤
MahN166A - 6/24/2024, 5:16 PM
@SuperiorHeckler -

I should have explained better. My bad.
I wasn’t making any notions that anyone should make time to see it on Christmas Day. Cause obviously there is much more significant things to do for that day.
I was merely implying that since it’s coming out for Christmas and obviously like how any movie will run for a few weeks, it would be a nice Christmas/Holiday movie to watch.

Even though obviously it would be smarter to
enjoy for Halloween. But I guess in my logic, I would see it as a Christmas gift to enjoy something Halloweenish, outside of its typically designated holiday.
mountainman - 6/24/2024, 4:15 PM
Eggers is a phenominal film maker and this looks to continue that tradition.

He’s my number 1 pick to direct Children of Dune and God Emperor of Dune. He knows how to make entertaining and weird movies.
BigMonkeyBrain - 6/24/2024, 7:20 PM
This reminds me so much of Coppola's Dracula.

Except for that version, I kept rewinding the VHS tape to see Monica Belluci's scrumptious melons during the Dracula's Brides scene...all you perverts know what scene I'm talking about.
All 3 of Dracula's hoes was all up in Keanu, preparing to make him a meal.

I don't expect there to be something similar in Eggers' film. But that is ok...this is more toned down, creepier affair. Pure horror, nothing romantic about this version of Dracula.
NinnesMBC - 6/25/2024, 1:41 AM
Trailer looked good, just wished we could've seen the vampire more closely after waiting so much for the trailer.

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