Lily-Rose Depp, Bill Skarsgård sink their teeth into vampire horror 'Nosferatu': Watch trailer

Lily-Rose Depp, left, and Bill Skarsgård make for a haunting pair in a new trailer for the upcoming vampire thriller "Nosferatu."
Lily-Rose Depp, left, and Bill Skarsgård make for a haunting pair in a new trailer for the upcoming vampire thriller "Nosferatu."

Forget about bloodcurdling horror. The upcoming "Nosferatu" is a downright bloodsucker.

A chilling trailer for the vampire thriller, which serves as a remake of the 1922 silent film of the same name, was released Monday and features appearances by stars Lily-Rose Depp, Willem Dafoe and Bill Skarsgård.

Depp, who plays a tormented young woman named Ellen Hutter, opens the trailer with a tearful prayer. "Come to me, come to me. Hear my call," Hutter says, before a hand abruptly shoots out and clenches Hutter's neck.

Directed and written by Robert Eggers, "Nosferatu" is a "gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her," according to a film synopsis provided by Focus Features.

In another scene, an overwhelmed Hutter seeks philosophical guidance from Dafoe's character Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz.

"Professor, my dreams grow darker," Hutter tells Professor Von Franz. "Does evil come from within us or from beyond?"

The nearly two-minute trailer also offers glimpses at Skarsgård's transformation into the monstrous Count Orlok (aka Nosferatu). In one scene, Orlok is seen sitting nude inside a circle of glowing candles, while the trailer's conclusion shows Orlok's menacing silhouette appearing in the doorway of a dark room.

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Watch the trailer for 'Nosferatu'

Is 'Nosferatu' related to 'Dracula'?

"Nosferatu," both the 2024 remake and 1922 original, are based on the classic novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. Published in 1897, the gothic horror centers the macabre exploits of the Transylvanian vampire Count Dracula.

Eggers' "Nosferatu" is not the first reboot of the vampiric icon. "Nosferatu the Vampyre," directed by Werner Herzog, was released in 1979 and starred Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani and Bruno Ganz.

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"Shadow of the Vampire," released in 2000, takes inspiration from 1922's "Nosferatu" with a fictionalized depiction of the film's production. The film starred John Malkovich, Udo Kier and "Nosferatu" actor Dafoe, the latter of whom earned an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

"Nosferatu" will be released in theaters on Dec. 25.

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