Grave Robbers Steal Head of ‘Nosferatu’ Directors Head From German Cemetery

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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German news outlets are reporting that the grave of famous German silent film director, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, known for directing one of the first horror classics “Nosferatu”, was broken into and the grave robbers left stealing the director’s head just outside of Berlin.

According to family, the graves of Murnau’s two brothers were left undisturbed, but wax residue was left at the scene, leading to the possibility that the robbery was part of an occult ritual.

“Nosferatu”, an unauthorized German adaptation of the classic novel “Dracula”, was released in 1922 and led to a successful career for Murnau. After moving to the United States to direct several other successful films, he was involved in a car accident and died at the age of 42.

 

Source: Der Spiegel, The Verge

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