* AssPull: One of the most famous in movie history; Murnau couldn't figure out how to kill Orlock, so he finally just said "Uh, sunlight? Yeah, that works..." Since then, every vampire in fiction has been [[WeakenedByTheLight vulnerable to it]].
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: In the case of Werner Herzog's ''Nosferatu The Vampyre'', there's another collaboration and brilliant soundtrack by German group Popol Vuh.
** As well as Wagner's Rheingold, used when darkness falls during Harker's walk to the castle, culminating in him (and the audience) seeing the vampire for the first time.
* IAmNotShazam: "Nosferatu" is another word for "vampire", but some seem to believe that it's actually Orlok's name.
* NightmareRetardant: in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams thru the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a werewolf, left alone a wolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, Romania.
** It could have escaped from a zoo or circus. It's happened before.