Just another blog by an ambiguously-gendered primeval monster.

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Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus

12th April 2014

Link reblogged from Nosferatu, Please with 24 notes

Ellen in "Nosferatu" →

nosferatuplz:

donaldmania:

Ellen Hutter (played by Greta Schroeder) in 1922’s “Nosferatu” is one of my all-time favorite female characters, and definitely my favorite female lead in a horror film. She gets often overlooked by fans of the film, who are (obviously) more prone to focus on Orlock than the strong beauty of Ellen.

It’s rare to find a horror film where a woman is the hero. While the focus is primarily on her husband, Ellen is the one who sacrifices herself to save the entire community from being killed by Orlock. She lays down her life for countless others that she doesn’t know. That’s pretty damn awesome if you ask me. This movie was made before women even had the right to vote, and here was Ellen, saving the day through sacrifice, the noblest form of death, in my opinion.

I love complex, realistic, interesting female characters, and it seems that there’s a sad lack of them, especially in the horror genre. It’s sad that a movie almost 100 years old gets that women are capable when filmmakers now can’t seem to grasp that.

How glad am I to see a post about this, no less from you! Nosferatu's approach to her character is not very typical of other films during this time, either. A lot of female characters were either the pure, virginal type who affected the decisions of men around her (who wanted her), or the devious tramp type, who also affected their decisions. Metropolis shows a good example, with Brigitte Helm's “doubles”. Ellen is a great example of a woman drastically affecting the plot and making her own choices while the man cowers and is relatively useless. I love Hutter and find his cowering kind of cute, but still.

On the other hand, I have also read analyses that mention how significant it is that a character like hers, who is walking the border between worlds and is very atypical, has to die in the end. The ambiguity about whether or not she is attracted to the vampire, which lead to cut scenes so that it was not so scandalous, was certainly not unintentional. There is an implication that both the vampire and women like her must be cross-eliminated in order for the rest of society to flourish.

Also, I have to say this!: his name is spelled Orlok.

I hope you’re doing well, darling!

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25th February 2014

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zgmfd:

Christopher Lee as Dracula

zgmfd:

Christopher Lee as Dracula

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31st January 2014

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nosferatuplz:

I just want to take today to point something out that I worry may be unknown to some of you: I’m a girl. I run the blog and I cosplay Orlok, and I am a girl, not a dude.
;D,
J

nosferatuplz:

I just want to take today to point something out that I worry may be unknown to some of you: I’m a girl. I run the blog and I cosplay Orlok, and I am a girl, not a dude.

;D,

J

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30th January 2014

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vonmonsta:

nosferatuplz:

Oh, the fun times I’ve had cosplaying Orlok…

Omg asdfghjkl

Tagged: holy shitgifnosferatuvampiresoh my fucking god

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19th January 2014

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gothtriggers:

torontocrow:

Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye, Dracula (1931)

"I tell you, you must accept that Robert Smith will die one day!"
"NEVERRRR!!"

gothtriggers:

torontocrow:

Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye, Dracula (1931)

"I tell you, you must accept that Robert Smith will die one day!"

"NEVERRRR!!"

Tagged: oh my goddwight fryebela lugosiclassic filmdraculavampires

25th November 2013

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greggorysshocktheater:

Klaus Kinski in the make up chair for Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)

greggorysshocktheater:

Klaus Kinski in the make up chair for Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)

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31st October 2013

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strangedayshavefoundme666:

sexyfemininegoddess:

Dave Vanian 

the vampire

strangedayshavefoundme666:

sexyfemininegoddess:

Dave Vanian 

the vampire

Tagged: happy halloween motherfuckersdave vanianmonstersvampires

31st October 2013

Post reblogged from captainette with 30,309 notes

taejira:

bigjaeger:

a support group for vampires who were turned as children or adolescents. a bunch of small, melancholy kid-shaped vampires sitting around in somebody’s living room talking very seriously in tiny voices about current events in the vampire world. a lot of them dress like grandmas because they are as old as a grandma, maybe even ten grandmas. they have a network system where they can call adult-looking vampires to help them get things, drive places, pretend to be parents so child-looking vampires can get into adult movies 

   

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17th October 2013

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[Two publicity stills of Bela Lugosi as Dracula]

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16th October 2013

Quote reblogged from Being Normal is not Necessarily a Virtue with 74 notes

Jon Moss: “From London on, I’d seen Captain around. The next thing I heard was that Rat had gone completely off his head and tried to throw himself out of a window. The obvious contender for the job was me. I had about a week to rehearse at Shepperton, and that was the first time I met Dave properly. I wasn’t quite sure if he was being serious or not. He had a big black fedora and cape and his make-up, but the thing is, he’s not weird at all and that’s what’s so weird about him.

"From the beginning of the tour with The Dead Boys, I shared a room with Dave. He was very charming and he used to say ‘You use the shower first’. So I used to go in and then go to bed and he’d be in the bathroom for another four hours. In the morning he freaked me out. He used to sleep on his back and when he woke up, he’d just sit straight up. He had the whole act right down."

Lu: “Dave’s living it up to the hilt. He keeps walking into plate glass doors. He claims he can’t see his reflection. When I first joined the band and went to Mont De Marsan, the PA was emitting high frequency signals and all these bats, thousands of bats, were gathering, checking out the PA. Vanian dragged himself along a bar about ten feet up and he got right under the eaves around the top of the bullright, he was just sitting looking at the bats. He was so happy.”

from Carol Clerk, The Book of the Damned: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, The Official Biography (London; New York; Sidney; Cologne: Omnibus Press, 1987), 23-31.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mhuey/damned/

(via macabrestyle)

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