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Murnau's head stolen - The shadow of Nosferatu

murnaugraveFriedrich Wilhelm Murnau, maybe today this is not a famous name for many people but he was one of most important directors of the history of cinema.
During his career he directed 21 movies, 9 of them are lost; his masterpiece is “Nosferatu”, inspired by Stoker’s book “Dracula”.

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F. W. Murnau was buried in Stahnsdorf, a cemetery close to Berlin, and in the night between 14 and 15 July his head was stolen from the grave.
Police found some wax residues close the grave, suggesting that candles had been lit, and a possible occult motive (sect activities) for the theft.

This is not the first time that his grave is disturbed, but it’s the first time that something so serious happened; the cemetery staff is considering to seal the grave.

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