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.
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Official Synopsis: Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok's castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg. They plan on selling him the one across the way from Hutter's own home. Hutter leaves his innocent wife, Ellen, with some friends while he is away. Hutter's trek is an unusual one, with many locals not wanting to take him near the castle where strange events have been occurring. Once at the castle, Hutter does manage to sell the Count the house, but he also notices and feels unusual occurrences, primarily feeling like there is a dark shadow hanging over him, even in the daytime when the Count is unusually asleep. Hutter eventually sees the Count's sleeping chamber in a crypt, and based on a book he has recently read, believes the Count is really a vampire or Nosferatu. While Hutter is trapped in the castle, the Count, hiding in a shipment of coffins, makes his way to Wisbourg, causing death along his way, which most attribute to the plague. Hutter himself tries to rush home to save his town and most importantly save Ellen from Nosferatu's imminent arrival. In Wisbourg, Ellen can feel the impending darkness as Nosferatu gets closer. But she learns that a sinless woman can sacrifice herself to kill the vampire. Will Hutter be able to save Ellen either from Nosferatu and/or her self-sacrifice?
Cast: Max Schreck, Hardy von Francois, Gustav von Wangenheim, Heinrich Witte, Greta Schröder, Hans Lanser-Rudolf, Georg H. Schnell, Josef Sareny, Ruth…
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Fantasy