I had to laugh when an estate agent turns out to be one of the bad guys who comes under the spell of
It does suffer from some of the outside night time scenes obviously being shot in brilliant sunlight although the locations are often evocative. This is a problem Hammer would later share.
The tinting adds some nice touches. For example, there is a nice shot of Hutter going to bed and lighting a candle. The tint abruptly changes from blue to orange adding genuine atmosphere.
But it's Shreck as Nosferatu who really stands out. He gets all of the best trick shots and most thoughtful expressionist compositions - and frankly is one of the ugliest vampires committed to celluloid. It's hard to imagine any teenage girls fawning over him.
The blu-ray from Masters of Cinema makes this near one hundred old film look amazing for its age, and the additional inter titles improve the narrative considerably.
Verdict: Haunting vampire classic.