MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,991 this week

Eerie Tales (1919)
"Unheimliche Geschichten" (original title)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 241 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

After the old-books shop closes, portraits of the Strumpet, Death, and the Devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading stories--about themselves, of course, in various guises and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 100 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 152 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 475 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1064 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eerie Tales (1919)

Eerie Tales (1919) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eerie Tales.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Anita Berber ...
Die Dirne (framing story) / Woman (ep.1) / Girlfriend (ep.2) / Wife of drunk (ep.3) / Sister of club president (ep.4) / Wife (ep.5)
...
Der Tod (framing story) / The stranger (ep.1) / The assassin (ep.2) / Traveller (ep.3) / Club president (ep.4) / Husband (ep.5)
Reinhold Schünzel ...
Der Teufel (framing story) / Former husband (ep.1) / Murderer (ep,2) / Drunk (ep.3) / Artur Silas,detective (ep.4) / Travelling Baron (ep.5)
Hugo Döblin
Paul Morgan
Georg John
Edit

Storyline

After the old-books shop closes, portraits of the Strumpet, Death, and the Devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading stories--about themselves, of course, in various guises and eras. Four of the stories are literary horror stories (one by Poe, one by R. L. Stevenson), and the last one is a comedy involving a fake haunting. Written by Judy Shoaf

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anthology | wraparound story


Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

5 November 1919 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Eerie Tales  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Conrad Veidt and Reinhold Schunzel were again directed by Richard Oswald in the same year for the gay-themed Anders als die Andern. The films also share several filming locations as well. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Living Dead (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sketchy, lively, not scary
31 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Any devotee of vintage horror films will want to see Conrad Veidt in an anthology of fantastic tales, but will be disappointed if he expects another "Waxworks" or "Destiny." This looks as if it had been tossed together rather casually, as an actors' lark, and the actors, especially Veidt, mug exuberantly. The five tales, sketchily told, are "The Black Cat," "The Suicide Club," stories of hauntings real and fake, and the old anecdote about the man whose wife disappears from an inn where everyone swears she was never there. These are read by three figures who have stepped out of paintings in an antiquarian bookshop and driven off the (exceedingly odd) owner. The three appear in all the stories, usually with the two men as rivals for the woman. The tone of the framing story and one of the tales from the books is comic, and that of the others deliberately exaggerated. The prevailing weirdness tends to neutralize the scary moments, and so does the Wagnerian music with which the version distributed by LS Video has been unwisely scored. This version doesn't look bad compared to some old films on video (one can clearly make out the actors' faces), but the condition of the print makes it impossible to tell how the film looked originally. It's no classic, but an entertaining view of a young Veidt running the gamut of extreme emoting.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Eerie Tales (1919) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?