Motion pictures have been around for more than a century, and some of the very first films ever made were designed to scare audiences. In fact, one urban legend describes how a short film by cinematic pioneers the Lumière Brothers made audiences scream and run from the theater at the sight of an oncoming train. Sure, it sounds goofy now, and it probably came as a surprise to the filmmakers too, but it's arguably the first true moment of terror caused by a movie. Artists picked up on this when experimenting with the new medium, and immediately set about scaring audiences on purpose. This new series will travel back in time to the very first cinematic scares, and reveal a few choice bits of info about each pick. Not all of them are considered masterpieces, but all of them played a major role in popularizing horror on the silver screen.
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