Shadow of the vampire follows a great WHAT IF? tale, and that is "What if the actor that portrayed Count Orlock was a real vampire? So the Director Played by John Malkovich is obssesed in his movie and goes to great lengths in giving the audience a realism that has never been seen in any film so he finds Max Schrek played by Willem Dafoe to play Count Orlok.
|Prepare your Anus!|
But Max is indeed a real Nosferatu and he is a dark and brooding character that interacts with the cast of the movie all the while the cast not knowing he is a true vampire thinking that he is in character that he never takes his make up of in the entire filming process. While many of the crew start getting sick in the midst of filming thanks to mister Schrek . So the crew start to back out of the project but the director is insisting in carrying on with the film and actually allows Max Schrek to feed infront of the camera in a climactic scene.
This is really a great twist to the remake of Nosferatu and its a movie that you should not miss out on.