COMET TV, the FREE scifi television network, and action network CHARGE! have given us a prize pack with themed items to give away to one lucky winner to coincide with their Halloween “Hushaween” programming, including the silent classic films Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Phantom Of The Opera, as well as October 2018 offerings like Babylon 5, Stargate, and CHiPS.
It’s mid-October, which means Halloween is coming! COMET TV, which streams free sci-fi and horror movies and television shows, is offering a bunch of new selections in movies and television series for the season, including a “Hushaween” marathon of great silent films like the classic Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Phantom Of The Opera. There’s also cult classic movies streaming at midnight each weeknight, along with episodes of Babylon 5 and much more. Plus, their sister channel, the Charge! action network, is running episodes of 70s TV series CHiPs and more.
Check out the programming guide for new offerings from Comet TV and Charge! for October 2018 here below.
Many, many vampire movies have been made over the years, most of which were inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. But the first feature-length vampire movie of them all was none other than 1922’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, or simply Nosferatu.
The movie was directed by F.W. Murnau and starred Max Schreck in the lead role as Count Orlok, and it was based on Stoker’s Dracula…though not officially. They couldn’t secure the rights to adapt the novel, so they simply made something very similar but different. Hence Count Orlok instead of Count Dracula, and so on. The Stoker estate sued and the court ordered that all copies of Nosferatu be destroyed but, thankfully for us, a few copies made it and it eventually became a legend of the horror genre.
Now a remake of Nosferatu is in the works at Jeff Robinov‘s Studio 8, with Robert Eggers set to write and direct the remake.
Chances are you’ve seen, or at least heard of, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror if you’re a movie fan. The 1922 silent film is one of the first feature horror movies ever made, and the first featuring a vampire—an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.
With his currently running Kickstarter campaign, filmmaker David Lee Fisher hopes to give Nosferatu the “visual remix” treatment, which may sound strange but it is quite interesting. He has an intriguing plan, lead star, and some crew in place, and he’s not seeking all that much money to make it. But they do still have a ways to go before reaching their goal, and time is running out. That’s when we fine folks come in!
Continue reading for info on the project, and to see their Kickstarter video, which shows off the unusual way they will “remix” Nosferatu.