In arguably the strangest news of the day, German news outlets are reporting that the head of famed filmmaker and “Nosferatu” director F.W. Murnau has been stolen from his grave.
Murnau died in 1931 in a car crash with his body buried in his family plot in a cemetery in Stahnsdorf, Germany. Today, it seems grave robbers opened his metal coffin to access his body, but left the nearby graves of his two brothers undisturbed. Wax residue at the scene has been suggested to be a possible occult connection.
“Nosferatu,” released in 1922, was silent vampire movie and unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. It remains one of the most famous early cinematic works ever made and was the subject of its own film in 2000’s “Shadow of the Vampire” which starred John Malkovich as Murnau.