Black Heart and Sideshow Collectibles have teamed up to bring us a new life-sized Nosferatu bust. This bust takes full inspiration from Max Schreck’s Nosferatu (1922) Count Orlok. Schreck’s legendary vampire lives in this custom bust that looks hauntingly real. You can pre-order this bust now from Sideshow Collectibles for $649.99 with shipping expected to start May-June 2016. This Nosferatu bust stands 21 inches tall, has a 12-inch width, and weighs in at 16 pounds.
From Sideshow Collectibles: The first film based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula is Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. This German Expressionist silent-era horror film, directed by F.W. Murnau, stars Max Schreck as the vampire, Count Orlok.
The look of Schreck’s vampire frightened movie audiences. He was gaunt and bald and frightening with rat-like fangs, bat-like ears, and cat-like claws at the end of his inhumanly long fingers. Schreck’s portrayal of Count Orlok has been more stylistically influential, with respect to the vampire’s look, than Bela Lugosi’s less monstrous, minimalist and cerebral portrayal of Count Dracula. Fans of horror and vampire films may reasonably disagree about which type of portrayal is ultimately more frightening but we dig them both.
Black Heart Enterprises, LLC(TM) are proud to have collaborated with four very talented artists in creating this life-sized tribute to Max Schreck as Nosferatu (Count Orlok). Sculptor Jeff Yagher masterfully integrated authentic textures and ultra-realistic detailing in a Nosferatu likeness that is as credible and as accurate as can be achieved. Brazilian artist Amilcar Fong’s detailed sketches beautifully aided and captured Black Heart’s concept and vision for our Nosferatu bust. Professional modeler Greg McKellar made the sculpture come to life with his painted master that served as the paint pattern for the bust. And, credit for the Nosferatu box label design goes to artist/designer Steve Parke.
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
Synopsis: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.
Directors: F.W. Murnau
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Mystery
Writers: Henrik Galeen, Bram Stoker
Producers: Enrico Dieckmann, Albin Grau
Musicians: James Bernard, Hans Erdmann, Carlos U. Garza, Gérard Hourbette, Timothy Howard, Richard Marriott, Richard O'Meara, Hans Posegga, Peter Schirmann, Douglas Sosin, Bernardo Uzeda, Bernd Wilden, Thierry Zaboitzeff
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