Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
1922, silent film starring Max Schreck. Rather than depict Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok is a nightmarish, spidery creature with a bulbous head and taloned claws. This is perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism. Based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.