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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Of course I had to follow-up yesterday’s Nosferatu remake picture with one from the original 1922 silent film. I received this still right before posting yesterday’s Nosferatu pic, so I’d like to think that The Great Pumpkin is watching out for all of its little boils and ghouls during this festive holiday season! Now this particular shot isn’t exactly super behind the scenes-y. There are no cameras, no crew, just one of the creepiest fucking actors in one of the creepiest fucking make-ups of all time taking a load off. This is by far the scariest of all the Halloween BTS images and, I believe, further proof to back up the historical accuracy of the great, underappreciated SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE. Max Schreck was a real life vampire. No man “lounges” like that. Thanks to reader Russell for sending the image in!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic leaves vampires behind and moves on to Martians. See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)

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  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3 p.m. CST


    by Read and Shut Up

    ...atmospheric and downright uncomfortable. Great pic.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Looks like Voldemort.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Haunting and Beautiful

    by Hufu Man

    One of the best horror films ever made.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Looks like Ponda Baba

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    ...or maybe a Neimoidian.

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I just saw this Sunday night

    by freerangecelt

    on TCM....awesome film!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    That's a splendid picture

    by palimpsest

    Good work.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Nice picture

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Shadow of the Vampire

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    That movie had so much potencial. It's a shame that turn out the way it did.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Reboot it.

    by Dookie_Lumpkins

    With Beiber and make it Gibson's comeback role.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Proof that if you get it right...

    by Boba Fat

    it lasts forever.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    And yes - that is a real vampire.

    by venvariants

    True story. Just for the record.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    This is a great one...

    by slicer

    But, how about some bts pics of some horror movies in color! Like 28 days later, Dawn of the Dead remake, Evil Dead II, The Descent, Poltergeist, 30 Days of Night, Saw, The Ring, Resident Evil, Hellrasier, Drag Me To Hell, Candyman....just to name a few!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Looks like someone Photoshopped it

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed

    Like the edges. I dunno. I've never seen the film so I can't even begin to determine its validity. Nor do I know anything about old-timey photography. Whatever.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    That pic alone

    by PedroM

    is scarier than the horror movies of late.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    i remember watching Shadow of the Vampire as a kid

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    there was so much in it i didn understand. like was he a real vampire or what exactly? and whats with that orgy scene? why was it all weird ?? never saw it again.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    The creepiest

    by dukeroberts

    There is something about the grainy black and white in Nosferatu that makes it seem more realistic, and therefore scarier, than any other vampire movie. Schreck was magnificent. I have seen Shadow of the Vampire several times and love it. I don't understand the hate that movie is getting.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Who first put vampires and werewolves against each other?

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    and who included atlantis in the picture?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    High-Quality embiggun?

    by JAGUART

    That would make a nice desktop.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    My thoughts exactly. Looks like he could just jump right out at you. Awesome.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Sad Vampire, hes so lonely

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    Wheres Bella to comfort him?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    That's not Max Schrek.

    by fiester

    That's Keanu Reeves. And he is sad.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Sweet pic! Amazing how well they nailed it back then

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Best pic yet!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    So tomorrow is Ghosts Of Mars? Why?

    by scrote

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I hope tomorrow's

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed

    is a Behind the Scene Pic of Spaced Invaders. The 1990 creepier-than-they-probably-intended family comedy classic.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Shadow Of The Vampire is AWESOME

    by pleasebanme

    That movie has one of the most chilling endings of any horror movie I've ever seen. Very, very underrated gem.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    This pic was included in the Murnau box set

    by alienindisguise

    and yes it is creepy as all hell. I can only imagine everyone avoiding Max like the plague and not looking him in the eyes. I would give anything to see everyone's first reaction when he walked on set...yowza!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    That actor IS a vampire

    by PTSDPete

    Like Rand Paul.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Invaders from Mars 80's version?

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST


    by Danger Mouse

    Epic, genius... And we have to put up with Twilight today... :(

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Max Schreck - real "vampire"?

    by iDrinkYourMexicanCoke

    I read somewhere that they can find no records or "crew" who remember doing any "prosthetic make-up work on Shrek for Nosferatu. He just showed up that way everyday and was totally fuckin creepy. Kinda like Daniel Day Lewis playing an unhappy Sloth. <p> who occassionally kills people.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Don't get all the Schrek love

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    I thought that the constant pop culture references were obvious, random, and unfunny; and Eddie Murphy's character lapsed into black-face racism.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by macheesmo3

    did I miss who won the behind the scnes pic of the day contest?... I swear I was watching for it?

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Greatest BTS pic ever!!

    by UrbanSamurai

    Of all pictures, not only on this site, but really EVER!! Thanks a lot, Quint!!!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    To clear up the myth

    by UrbanSamurai

    Of course Schreck was NOT a vampire. He was a theatre actor and only appeared in one more movie besides “Nosferatu“. I can't remember the title (only saw a still with Schreck in it), but it was also a german production. He died with only 56, but to that point had appeared in 725 (!!) different roles and characters. If anyone likes to see him in other roles (Like Chaney mostly in heavy makeup) and also without any make-up at all, looky here

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Proof that less is more

    by BenBraddock

    Beautiful, simple image

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by Das_Butt

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by Das_Butt

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    best bts pic yet

    by RosemarysBabyDaddy

    I remember an '80s SNEAK PREVIEWS episode where Siskel and Ebert discussed their favorite horror movies. They showed a grainy clip of NOSFERATU, and it scared the shit out of me. Murnau's NOSFERATU beats Tod Browning's DRACULA to a pulp.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    That's a behind the scenes pic? Creepy.

    by Mr Nicholas