"He is coming."

More than 100 years after Count Orlok first haunted movie screens in F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, cinema's original vampire returns in writer-director Robert Eggers' updated take on the vampire classic. The original Nosferatu starred German actor Max Schreck as the vampiric Count Orlok; now, creature feature regular Bill Skarsgård sinks his teeth into the title role.

This Nosferatu is "a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman [played by Lily-Rose Depp] and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake." Eggers' cast also includes Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney and four-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe.

Of note, Dafoe received one of his Oscar nominations (for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) for 2000's Shadow of the Vampire, a drama about the making of 1922's Nosferatu in which John Malkovich starred as F.W. Murnau and Dafoe played Max Schreck. In the latest adaptation of Nosferatu, Dafoe plays occult scientist Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz.

Nosferatu arrives in theaters on Dec. 25. Watch the teaser trailer below.


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