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Encyclopedia > Count Orlok
Graf Orlok
Gender Male
Race White Vampire
Allies Knock
Enemies Thomas Hutter
Professor Bulwer
First appearance Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
Created by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Graf Orlok (ger. "Count Orlok") is a fictional character portrayed by Max Schreck in the silent movie Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. He was based on Bram Stoker's character, Count Dracula. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Count Orlock Found in a Google image search. ... Whites redirects here. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... Dwight Fry as Renfield in the 1931 adaptation of Dracula. ... Jonathan Harker is a fictional character in the 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. ... Helsing and Van Helsing redirect here. ... This article is about the 1922 silent film. ... F. W. Murnau. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... Maximilian Max Schreck (September 6, 1879 – February 19, 1936) was a German actor. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... This article is about the 1922 silent film. ... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Count Dracula is a fictional character, the titular antagonist of Bram Stokers 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. ...


Profile

In Nosferatu, Count Orlok is a vampire who poses as a nobleman from the Carpathian Mountains who moves to the fictional city of Wisborg, Germany, and brings death with him. He lives in a vast castle high in the mountains, which is badly neglected and has a highly sinister feel to it. Local townsfolk refuse to go anywhere near his castle. Orlok is visited by the film's protagonist, the young Thomas Hutter, the assistant of a Wisborg estate agent, who travels to his castle to show properties for sale in Wisborg. Orlok conceals himself in one of his soil-filled coffins and is loaded onto a ship bound for Wisborg. On board the ship, he kills every crew member until only the captain and his first mate remain. Later when the first mate goes to the cargo hold to investigate, Count Orlok rises from his coffin, terrifying the first mate who jumps overboard in fear. The captain ties himself to the wheel of the ship when Count Orlok creeps up on him and kills the captain. Upon his arrival in Wisborg, he spreads disease and plague, forcing the local authorities to declare a quarantine and provoking hysteria amongst the citizens. At the end of the film, Orlok attempts to attack Hutter's young wife in her room, but is caught unawares by the rays of the rising sun, which burns him away in a cloud of smoke. This article is about the 1922 silent film. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... Satellite image of the Carpathians. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... Jonathan Harker is a fictional character in the 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. ... For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ... This article is about the medical term. ... Look up pestilence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses see Quarantine (disambiguation) Quarantine is voluntary or compulsory isolation, typically to contain the spread of something considered dangerous, often but not always disease. ... Hysteria is a diagnostic label applied to a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Sol redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Legacy

Orlok is the main model for a style of fictional vampire that is often nicknamed nosferatu after the movie. Although based upon Count Dracula, Orlok possesses none of his predecessor's aristocratic charm or seductiveness. He resembles something between a rat and a spider and is much more analogous to historical accounts of vampires. He sleeps in soil infected with the Black Death, and brings plague and disease with him. He is followed everywhere by rats, traditional carriers of the feared Black Death. In terms of horror movie stereotypes, other vampires based upon this character are creatures bordering between a vampire and a mutant. Count Dracula is a fictional character, the titular antagonist of Bram Stokers 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... For other uses, see Spider (disambiguation). ... Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland For the American hard rock band, see SOiL. For the System of a Down song, see Soil (song). ... This article concerns the mid fourteenth century pandemic. ... For other uses, see Pandemic (disambiguation). ... This article is about the medical term. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... This article is about biological mutants. ...


There are several examples of later film makers basing their vampires upon the Orlok-style vampire. The original Salem's Lot mini-series (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name) portrayed the master vampire, Kurt Barlow, as looking very much like Orlok. Eli Damaskinos, Jared Nomak and the entire Reaper race in Blade II also resemble Count Orlok. The Master from Buffy The Vampire Slayer as well resembles Count Orlok.The Strangers from the 1998 film Dark City also seem to be inspired by Orlok. Is possible too that the character Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events was inspired by Orlok. Salems Lot was a 1979 tv mini-series based on Stephen Kings vampire novel, Salems Lot. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... ’Salem’s Lot is a horror novel by Stephen King, written in 1975. ... Mr. ... Background Damaskinos is an ancient vampire, his name suggesting origins somewhere in the area of the Mediterranean - perhaps Greece. ... Luke Goss as Reaper vampire, Jared Nomak in the 2002 film, Blade II Jared Nomak is the main villian for the 2002 film Blade II. He is portrayed by actor Luke Goss. ... The leaders of the vampire House of Erebus. ... Blade II is a 2002 vampire action movie starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson. ... The Master is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Mark Metcalf. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Dark City is a 1998 science fiction film written by Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer, and directed by Proyas. ... Information Aliases Count Omar Al Funcoot Stephano Captain Julio Sham Shirley T. Sinoit-Pécer Coach Genghis Gunther Detective Dupin Mattathias Gender Male Age Adult (Deceased) Occupation Actor Address Count Olafs House Portrayed by Jim Carrey Created by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) Count Olaf is the main villain... A Series of Unfortunate Events is a childrens book series of thirteen novels written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym of Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by Brett Helquist. ...


The 2000 film Shadow of the Vampire presented a fictional account of the filming of Nosferatu in which Schreck (played by Willem Dafoe) is actually a vampire. Shadow of the Vampire is a movie that opened in the United States on December 29, 2000. ... William Dafoe, Jr. ...


Orlok appears as part of the German forces, along with other silent film characters such as Doctor Caligari and Doctor Mabuse, trying to create the Red Baron in Kim Newman's The Bloody Red Baron. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (original title: Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari) is a groundbreaking 1920 silent film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. ... Doctor Mabuse is a fictional character created by Norbert Jacques, made famous by the three films Austrian director Fritz Lang made about him over a period of almost 40 years. ... Red Baron may refer to: Manfred von Richthofen, World War I flying ace Red Baron, a popular computer game Red Baron, an arcade game by Atari. ... Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ...


Orlok has also been featured on several occasions in the popular Castlevania video game series. First, he served as a boss in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, in which he is referred to as Orlox. Also, in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Orlox's Suit can be equipped as armor. Additionally, the self-proclaimed Californian cinema grind band Graf Orlock took their name from the character. This article is about the entire video game series. ... Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) is a Japanese action-adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ... Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a game that is a part of the Castlevania video game series. ...


See also

Count Dracula is a fictional character, the titular antagonist of Bram Stokers 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. ... Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood was a mid-Victorian gothic horror story by James Malcolm Rymer, first published in 1845. ... Vlad Tepes redirects here. ... Countess Erzsébet Báthory (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová(-Nádasdy) in Slovak, Elżbieta Batory in Polish, August 7(?), 1560 – August 21, 1614), was a Hungarian countess from the renowned Báthory family. ... Mr. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
The DVD Journal: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (2962 words)
Knock tells Hutter that a new client, Count Orlok, wishes to leave his remote castle home and take up new lodgings nearby — in fact, Knock suggests, the deserted house across the street from Hutter's would be ideal.
Orlok's letter of intent to Knock, written in runish occult characters, and Knock's referring to Orlok as "Master" before the vampire has arrived, make it apparent that Knock is already under Orlok's influence before the events of the film even begin.
The rugged mountain region surrounding remote Orava castle, used for Orlok's lair, is desolate and Lovecraftian, befitting its distorted inhabitant.
Count Orlok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1023 words)
Orlok is visited by the film's protagonist, the young Georg Hutter, the assistant of a Bremen estate agent, who travels to his castle to show properties for sale in Bremen.
Orlok's character is largely remembered in popular culture for one scene towards the end of the film, in which an unseen Orlok climbs the stairs of Hutter's house, casting a hideous shadow on the wall.
Orlok appears as one of the "elder" vampires in the Anno Dracula series by Kim Newman.
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