NOSFERATU Leaked Trailer Gives Us A First Glimpse Of Bill Skarsgård As The Vampire

NOSFERATU Leaked Trailer Gives Us A First Glimpse Of Bill Skarsgård As The Vampire

We had a feeling this might happen, and sure enough, the first trailer for Robert Eggers' highly-anticipated remake of Nosferatu has leaked online...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 20, 2024 08:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

As we reported earlier this week, the highly-anticipated first trailer for Robert Eggers' Nosferatu is set to play in front of The Bikeriders this weekend, but previews began tonight, and, as we figured it would, the teaser has leaked online.

We're sure some of you would rather wait and see it on the big screen, but if you're interested in a cam-quality version, you can check it out at the link below.

The trailer appears to be quite similar to the footage that debuted during CinemaCon back in April, but with a few additional shots.

We see 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 (a take on Van Helsing) about the nature of evil.

From there, there are moody shots of wintery, lamp-lit streets, rats scurrying across cobblestones, frightened villagers with wooden stakes at the ready, and the characters played by Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor Johnson.

As for Bill Skarsgård's titular undead nobleman, Count Orlok, we only catch a very quick glimpse of the vampire sinking his fans into an unfortunate victim's neck, and another of his slowly turning around to face the camera.

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."

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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Demigods
Demigods - 6/21/2024, 5:15 AM
looks pretty awesome
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 6/21/2024, 6:08 AM
Now that is a true symphony of horror.

I like the idea that you have to go to a movie theater to see the trailer and if you wanna see it online you have to catch leaked video footage from a cinema and you have to be quick about it too. This is exciting. Old school fandom.

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