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Your wife has a lovely neck...
~ Nosferatu planning to feed on Hutter's wife

Count Orlok is the main antagonist of the 1922 classic German silent horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.

He is one of the most iconic monsters of classic horror, rivaling Dracula, Godzilla, Frankenstein's Monster and The Wolf Man. In this regard, he is also notable for being more faithful in many ways to the traditional representation of vampires in folklore, being a hideous demonic creature rather than an attractive gentleman.

He was portrayed by the late Max Schreck.

What makes him Pure Evil?

  • He terrorized his homeland to the point everyone became too afraid to be outside after dark.
  • He decides to stow away on a ship to London despite being able to feed on people in his homeland, simply because London would make a better feeding ground with more victims.
  • He leaves protagonist Thomas Hutter to starve to death in his castle once he has outlived his usefulness.
  • He slaughters the entire crew of the ship with the exception of the first mate who jumps overboard to escape Orlok and likely drowns.
  • He spreads a deadly plague across London and causes hundreds of deaths simply to overshadow his feeding.
  • He feeds on Thomas Hutter's wife Ellen, resulting in her dying.
  • Despite his association with rats, he shows no care for them, simply using them to advance his crimes.

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