A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to sit down the chair moves to the other side of the room causing the man to fall on the ... See full summary »
Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »
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A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles ... See full summary »
One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on ... See full summary »
In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ... See full summary »
GAS Films short silent film The Haunted Castle out of Great Britain is supplementary to a French classic called Le Manior Du Diable. What I don't understand about this follow up or potential rip off is why George Albert Smith didn't add anything creative or new. I feel like he was trying to pay homage to Melies's House of the Devil but it was a shorter film without the story. I feel silly hating on a movie from 1897, which I know sounds a little irrational but after watching the flick and doing a little research online I'm still confused at these points. I suggest checking out the predecessor being an original and longer film.
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