FRANKENSTEIN (1910) Overview

Frankenstein is a 1910 American science fiction horror short silent film written and directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Studios. It was the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The uncredited cast …

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THE X-RAY FIEND (1897) Overview

There will always arguments about what the first horror film is – some would claim it to be L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat, which – according to urban …

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HAUNTED SPOOKS (1920) Overview

Haunted Spooks is an American two-reeler short film from the Hal Roach studio, starring Harold Lloyd, which began shooting in 1919 and was completed the following year. It also stars his …

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THE SEALED ROOM (1909) Reviews and overview

The Sealed Room is an eleven-minute American film released in 1909. Directed by D.W. Griffith, the film’s cast included Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. The film was also known as The Sealed …

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WOLF BLOOD (1925) Overview

Wolf Blood, also known as Wolfblood: A Tale of the Forest, is a silent 1925 werewolf movie starring George Chesebro, who also directed it. Dick Bannister is the new field …

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THE UNKNOWN (1927) Overview

The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney (London After Midnight) as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival girl he hopes to marry. Alonzo, …

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923) Overview

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film directed by Wallace Worsley and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. It stars Lon Chaney, Sr., Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Nigel de Brulier, Brandon Hurst. The film is probably the second most famous …

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THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1896) Reviews and overview

The Haunted Castle  (French: Le manoir du diable which means “The Manor of the Devil”) is a 1896 three-minute-long French supernatural film by Georges Méliès. The film contained many traditional pantomime elements and was intentionally meant to amuse …

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