Extremely bizarre news is coming out of Germany as Variety is stating that the grave of Nosferatu director F.W. Murnau has been desecrated and his head reportedly stolen. The director, who died in 1931 in a car accident, was buried in a family plot in a cemetery in Stahnsdorf, Germany, near Berlin.
The site writes, “…grave robbers opened a metal coffin to access the filmmaker’s embalmed body. The nearby graves of his two brothers were not disturbed. Spiegel Online said some wax residue had been found near the grave, pointing to a possible occult connection.”
Murnau’s Nosferatu, which was released in 1922, was an unlicensed film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s famous novel “Dracula“, which has since become one of the most famous vampire stories.
No further details have been released.