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It’ll be vampires for Christmas as Robert Eggers’ “NOSFERATU” gets a release date

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | News


We’re willing to wait a year to see the WITCH/LIGHTHOUSE filmmaker’s take on a horror classic.

Focus Features has announced that it will release the new NOSFERATU December 25, 2024. Written and directed by Robert Eggers, it stars Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult (fresh off another DRACULA variant, RENFIELD), Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney and Willem Dafoe (who played original NOSFERATU star Max Schreck in SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE). This “gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake” is the second reimagining of the 1922 silent landmark directed by F.W. Murnau, joining Werner Herzog’s equally celebrated 1979 Klaus Kinski-starrer NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE.

“The audacious filmmaking of Robert Eggers is always a gift for fans, and we can promise that his Nosferatu is planning quite the Christmas feast,” says Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski.


Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).