The Haunted Curiosity Shop – UK, 1901 – overview


The Haunted Curiosity Shop is a 1901 British silent short supernatural horror film written and directed by Walter R. Booth, a pioneer of trick films. It was produced by Robert W. Paul.

The film features an elderly curio dealer alarmed by various apparitions, such as a floating skull, that appear in his shop.


” … it’s an effective and engrossing experience, as the poor shop owner is beset by all manner of apparitions: floating heads, disembodied women, Egyptian mummies and an animated skeleton…” Michael Brooke, BFI Screenonline


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