Necronomicon – fictional grimoire

The Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire (textbook of magic) appearing in the stories by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his followers. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft’s 1924 published …

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The Hands of Orlac – Austria, 1924

The Hands of Orlac (German: Orlacs Hände) is a 1924 Austrian silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina and Fritz Kortner. The film’s plot is based on the story Les Mains d’Orlac by Maurice Renard. Wiene had made his …

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Castle Films – 8mm home movie distributor

Castle Films was a home-movie distributor founded in California by former newsreel cameraman Eugene W. Castle in 1924. The company originally produced business and advertising films. In 1937, Castle branched out into 8mm and 16mm home movies, buying newsreel …

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