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The House of the Devil (1896)
"Le manoir du diable" (original title)

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A bat flies into an ancient castle and transforms itself into Mephistopheles himself. Producing a cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a young girl and various supernatural creatures, one ... See full summary »

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A bat flies into an ancient castle and transforms itself into Mephistopheles himself. Producing a cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a young girl and various supernatural creatures, one of which brandishes a crucifix in an effort to force the devil-vampire to vanish. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Star Film Catalogue no. 78-80. See more »

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One of the ghosts (all of whom are wearing a white sheet over their head) cannot see where he is going, and walks right into a wall. See more »

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Not a official Vampire Movie
5 May 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This film is not a vampire film classification! But on first glance, this film is no official Vampire Film and second film was also too short, but 2 minutes! The French film - Le Manoir Du Diable (1896) (The Devil's Castle) was the first short horror movie. The 'real' count of the Vampire Films started in the year 1909 - Titel: ''The Vampire of the Coast'' (1909). This -> Trivia: May be the first horror and "vampire" film is nonsense! ''In a castle, a flying bat turns into the Devil'' - this says enough that this vampire is essentially no! The titles of this Movie say it enough: Also Known As: Manor of the Devil, The Devil's Castle, The Devil's Manor, The Manor of the Devil (english)

  • This is not about a Vampire, but the Devil!



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