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Nosferatu - Count Orlok

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A old commission from mid of 2009. Well, more VAMPIRES and NIGHT CREATURES, this time another well knowed by castlevania fans, did you remember him as Orlox on symphony of the night? yeah! the same, but I supose they change the name under copyrights issues (castlevania is full of awesome references to movies, as a fan of horror genre I love that). Oh! BTW, this remember me a lot of demon crest, a game i used to love for the super nintendo. if you want some old school action, very similar (but not the same) to metroidvanias, you must play this game :) GO BELMONTS! GO FIRE BRAND!

next time, count chocula! :p

PSCS/Bamboo/7 hours/music: Demon crest remix


Enough bla-bla! let´s wikiattack!

In Nosferatu, Count Orlok (who is in actuality the vampire Nosferatu) poses as a nobleman from the Carpathian Mountains who moves to the fictional city of Wisborg, Germany, and brings death with him. He lives in a vast castle high in the mountains, which is badly neglected and has a highly sinister feel to it. Local townsfolk refuse to go anywhere near his castle. Orlok is visited by the young Thomas Hutter, the assistant of a Wisborg estate agent, who travels to his castle to show properties for sale in Wisborg. Orlok conceals himself in one of his soil-filled coffins and is loaded onto a ship bound for Wisborg. On board the ship, he kills every crew member until only the captain and his first mate remain. Later when the first mate goes to the cargo hold to investigate, Count Orlok rises from his coffin, terrifying the first mate who jumps overboard in fear. The captain ties himself to the wheel of the ship when Count Orlok creeps up on him and kills the captain. Upon his arrival in Wisborg, he spreads disease and plague, forcing the local authorities to declare a quarantine and provoking hysteria amongst the citizens. At the end, Orlok attempts to attack Hutter's young wife in her room, but is caught unaware by the rays of the rising sun, which burn him away in a cloud of smoke.

as a note:
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; also known as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror or simply Nosferatu) is a German Expressionist vampire horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was in essence an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok". At least one English language print features title cards with the actual names from Stoker's novel including "Count Dracula").
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I love Count Orlok! Amazing artwork! I'm going to be using Orlok in two different graphic novels and I'm very excited about it!

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Impressive, Bloody, Horrifying and Cool Artwork!!! :impressed: Love Letter :HORROR: Run Away Cool Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] :clap:

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goomyiscute777Student General Artist
"Then who was flickering the lights?"
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magicwizard24Student Traditional Artist
I saw this guy in spongebob

He's in the public domain,just as Dracula is so anyone can use him,

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Orlok rocks!!!! It's weird that his animal motiff is rats, but it is true rats are more deadly.

Orlok is a great character! It's not really that weird that his animal motif is rats.Rats are pests/vermin,are highly destructive creatures,they're kind of gross because they'll eat ANYTHING(their own feces and even EACH OTHER) and they can carry diseases and they're also viewed with scorn and derision by many cultures around the world. So I could see why rats would be associated with the villainous Orlok.

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Someone call a Belmont
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A fitting tribute to the first(?) movie vampire.
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He's my hero. :3
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
"DUDE!  KNOCK!  Geez..."
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Wow I see you are extremely skilled.I and one friend have come up with a manga plot , but we cant make our own manga because our drawing skills are very poor.If you are interested in getting paid to make our manga , contact these email adresses.                  
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Holy crap, this guy was on Spongebob!
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Star of the first Vampire movie & inspiration for a Blue Oyster Cult song!

Cool Picture!
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Fuck Team Edward and team Jacob, Team Orlok and Team Dracula!

For me,I'm on Team Orlok,Team Dracula,Team Blade(Blade the vampire-hunting half-vampire also known as ''The Daywalker'' from Marvel Comics),Team Buffy(Buffy The Vampire Slayer)and Team Anita(Anita Blake,a vampire killer similar to Buffy The Vampire Slayer).

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Nice one!
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FSudolProfessional Filmographer
Cool! Nosferatu here, with his cape flapping in the wind encircling him, could possibly have the fast moving ability of The Strain's Master.
This is so magnificent!!
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Count Dracula and Count Olrok are the only real vampires i have ever really liked:D Dracula is charming and cunning while Orlok is creepy and terrifying in appearance.
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love this one
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