Graf Orlok (ger. "Count Orlok") is a fictional character portrayed by Max Schreck in the silent movie Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. He was based on Bram Stoker's character; Count Dracula.
In Nosferatu, Count Orlok is a vampire who poses as a nobleman from the Carpathian Mountains who moves to Bremen, Germany, and brings death with him. He lives in a vast castle high in the mountains, which is badly neglected and has a highly sinister feel to it. Local townsfolk refuse to go anywhere near his castle. Orlok is visited by the film's protagonist, the young Thomas Hutter, the assistant of a Bremen estate agent, who travels to his castle to show properties for sale in Bremen. Orlok conceals himself in one of his soil-filled coffins and is loaded onto a ship bound for Bremen. On board the ship, he kills every crew member until only the captain and his first mate remains. Later when the first mate goes to the cargo hold to check it out Count Orlok rose from his coffen scarin