Film Director’s Head is Stolen from His Tomb
Here we go.....
The head - or skull - from famed German film director F.W. Murnau has been swiped. Murnau is best known for his 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula", titled "Nosferatu; A Symphony of Horror". It was given the name "Nosferatu" due to the squawking of Stoker's widow, who tried to get production of the film cancelled; therefore, Murnau decided not to mention the name 'Dracula' and instead named his character 'Count Orlock.' He also decided to use 'Nosferatu' for the title, which means 'vampire' or 'the undead.'
Authorities believe it was the work of satanists. Why? Because a candle was found at the tomb. Well, gee whiz.
My thought: it very well could be the handiwork of an over-zealous classic horror film fan, or fans. Either way, it's a bizarre little tale that easily fits the legend surrounding that famous film. There was a film released in 2000 titled "Shadow of the Vampire" starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich that fictionalized the making of the film "Nosferatu"....some facts are correct, but many are fiction to make the film more interesting; either way, that film adds to the lore.
And so does THIS story.