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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Silent Film Sunday-George Melies The Haunted Castle

One of the earliest entertainment films with a cohesive story was the three minute horror film The Haunted Castle filmed in 1896 by Georges Melies It features several trademarks of the genre a bat who turns into a devil, a beautiful women who turns into an old crone, a vanishing skeleton, and two brave and fool hardy demon hunters.  The movie was presumed lost until 1988 when a copy was found in the New Zealand film archives.


  1. This is so cool! Modern horror movies are a bit too scary for me, but this I love!

  2. We agree so cool and boy were they imaginative. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. How incredible that a copy was found so very many years later. That gives me - as I'm sure it does you as well - hope that more super early silent films, so very many of which were lost or destroyed over time, will be unearthed still as time goes on.

    This was a festive joy to see, thank you so much for sharing, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica


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