Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu (2024) Trailer Review - Predictably Epic

NOSFERATU (2024) Trailer Review

Welcome to Knockout Horror. Today I have decided to bring back a section of the site that nobody will ever look at – Horror Movie Trailer Reviews. These articles are going to be super short and straight to the point.

To be honest, my main motivation here is just to moan about how badly horror movie trailers ruin the films. They give so much away. You really have to skip them completely if you want to remain unspoiled. Still, they exist and people watch them so why not discuss them? I thought it would be pretty interesting to compare the opinion I had on the trailer with the opinion I had on the film, as well.

Nosferatu (2024)

We are going to kick things off with Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu. The synopsis describes it thusly:

A gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman, and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her causing untold horror in its wake.

But we all know what this is. This is the director of modern horror classics The Witch and The Lighthouse (reviews after the jump) giving his take on one of the horror genre’s most important movies and characters – Count Orlok from the 1922 unauthorised movie retelling of the Dracula story Nosferatu by F. W. Murnau. The trailer is as follows.

Official Trailer for Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu

What Do We Think?

Bill Skarsgård stars as Count Orlok and is joined by Willem Dafoe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Lily-Rose Depp and Ralph Ineson, among others. It’s a pretty star studded cast and the trailer, to be honest, looks fantastic. Watching with a pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones, it’s hard not to be impressed by the incredible sound production. Visuals look glorious and the movie features a veritable who’s who of Hollywood.

Shots of the castle legitimately blew me away and it looks as though Eggers has opted for the classic, European arthouse style, 1.66:1 aspect ratio that he used with The Witch. To put it bluntly, this is going to be more of the same for Eggers. An absolute head fuck of a horror movie that moves slowly and chooses to whisper rather than shout.

A Lot to Look Forward to

I am quite interested to see Skarsgård in full get up as the trailer doesn’t reveal that. Though his quote that “It took a while for me to shake off the demon that had been conjured inside of me.” is cringe as fuck. The more I hear him talk the more I think he is probably a bit of a pompous prick in real life.

The best part of this trailer is how little it gives away. It leaves you wanting more. A rarity in Hollywood nowadays. It’s nice to watch a trailer and not be convinced that you have seen all the best bits.

The movie releases on Christmas day and I think there are a few prevailing questions. Namely how incredible would this look, and sound, in Imax and how long will it take Lily-Rose Depp to whip her tiddies out? Keep your eyes peeled for our review in the New Year because there is no way I am leaving the house on Christmas day to watch this, no matter how cool it looks. I’ll be too busy drinking whisky and eating too much.