Watch the 10 Best Public Domain Horror Films on the Net

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6. Nosferatu (1922)

Director: F.W. Murnau

You won’t find any sparkly vampires in this classic tale of a blood drinking monster. An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s timeless novel, Dracula, the film follows Count Orlok (Max Schreck), the estate agent Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim), and Hutter’s beautiful wife, Ellen (Greta Schröder). The Hutter’s plan to sell the house across from them to the count, not knowing his true nature.

Though Stoker’s heirs sued over the film, ordering that all copies be destroyed, a few prints survived and thank goodness they did. Nosferatu is a masterpiece and if you haven’t seen it, I urge you to do so immediately.

5. Horror Express (1972)

Director: Eugenio Martín

British anthropologist Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee) discovers a strange creature frozen in the icy landscape of Manchuria. Convinced that he’s discovered the missing link, he decides to take it back to Europe, packing it aboard the trans-Siberian express train. But as the train is en route, the monster thaws and chaos ensues.

Horror Express features Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in one of their rare non-Hammer Horror collaborations. It may not be a masterpiece of cinema, but it sure is a lot of fun.

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