‘Nosferatu’ Director’s Grave Robbed And His Head Stollen

July 15, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

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Imagine, if you will, a silent grave yard on a dark night. A body hunched over a freshly opened grave, surrounded by lit candles. The villain breaking through into a casket and sneaking off in the night with the skull underneath their arm. It  sounds like a scene out of a horror movie doesn’t it? For the family of director F.W. Murnau, it is a grim reality.

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F.W. Murnau, the director of the famous silent film ‘Nosferatu’, as well as the award winning film ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Faust’, died in 1931 in a car crash at the age of 42. He was buried in Stahnsdorf, just outside of Berlin. Early Tuesday morning someone violated what was meant to be Murnau’s final resting place in his family’s burial plot. At this time there is no clue to who carried out the horrid theft.

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I sincerely hope the skull finds it’s way back to the cemetery and I truly hope that Murnau’s spirit haunts the hell out of them in the mean time.

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