Schloß Vogeloed, (The Haunted Castle) (1921)





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The German The Haunted Castle (Schloss Vogelrod) has been described as director F.W. Murnau's "warm-up" for his subsequent Nosferatu. At this point in his career, Murnau was more interested in effects than in story or characterization, but those effects were among the best within the boundaries of Germany's "Caligari School." The cast included Paul Hartmann, Arnold Korff, Paul Bildt and Olga Tschenova. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Documentary , Drama , Horror
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Paul Bildt
as Baron Safterstaedt
Paul Hartmann
as Graf Peter Paul Oetsch
Arnold Korff
as Schlossherr von Vogelschrey
Loni Nest
as Little Girl
Olga Tschechowa
as Baronin Safterstaedt
Hermann Vallentin
as Landgerichtsrat a. D.
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Critic Reviews for Schloß Vogeloed, (The Haunted Castle)

All Critics (3)

[This] film is very much like being trapped at a party where no one is enjoying himself; all you can do is sit there, looking at the clock and imagining how soon you can make an excuse to get away.

Full Review… | May 12, 2009

Once we get past the fact that this is not Nosferatu, it has its own share of striking moments.

Full Review… | March 20, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

The Haunted Castle makes the viewer wait in a state of anticipation for something to resonate on screen--and it feels positively endless.

Full Review… | March 16, 2009
Slant Magazine

There's almost no expressionistic phantasmagoria here.

Full Review… | March 16, 2009
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Schloß Vogeloed, (The Haunted Castle)


Early Murnau provides us with a slowpaced horror movie with barely any horror nor thrills. The story itself is neither to embrace. Thus those faces from the silent era which only the "europeans" can make, do shine here.

Anders Ask
Anders Ask

I was so confused by this movie, but I think it's partly the fault of the people who tried to restore it, it doesn't look so good. The actors weren't very good either, the story is odd, and there wasn't much to look at. This looks like it could have been an interesting movie at least, but it needs to be restored better.

Aj V
Aj V

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