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 »
The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »
Very entertaining film from director Melies has the devil entertaining a convent where he disguises himself as a Priest to take advantage of some nuns. The special effects here are very good as the devil slowly removes all the religious stuff from the convent and turns it into his home full of devilish statues. This is a very interesting approach to a religious film as well as we see the devil take over but soon the religious people come together to try and fight him and send him back to Hell. There are a few brief laughs but for the most part the film takes itself pretty seriously. This is certainly one of the director's better films.
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