Terror Grips Lily-Rose Depp In First Image From Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’

November 23, 2023

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Empire Magazine has revealed the first image for Robert Eggers’ highly anticipated gothic horror film Nosferatu, based on the classic 1922 silent film directed by F.W. Murnau.


The image features Lily-Rose Depp gripped with terror as the shadow of the vampire Count Orlok falls upon her. Played by IT and Barbarian star Bill Skarsgård, Count Orlok is far from your romanticized, suave vampire. He’s grotesque.


Eggers, the brilliant filmmaker behind films such as The Witch, The Lighthouse, and The Northman, speaks on Bill Skarsgård’s portrait of the vampire.


“I’ll say that Bill has so transformed, I’m fearful that he might not get the credit that he deserves because he’s just… he’s not there,” Eggers said of Skasgård’s performance. “He felt like honoring who had come before him. It’s all very subtle. But I think the main thing is that he’s even more [of] a folk vampire. In my opinion, he looks like a dead Transylvanian nobleman, and in a way that we’ve never actually seen what an actual dead Transylvanian nobleman would look like and be dressed like.”


Eggers described the film as 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.”


Eggers has stated, “Yeah, it’s a scary film. It’s a horror movie. It’s a Gothic horror movie. And I do think that there hasn’t been an old-school Gothic movie that’s actually scary in a while. And I think that the majority of audiences will find this one to be the case.”


The cast of Nosferatu sees the director reunite with some of his regular actors, Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse), Bill Skarsgard (The Norseman), Anya Taylor-Johnson (The Witch), and Ralph Ineson (The Witch).


Sink your fangs into Nosferatu, premiering in 2024.






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