Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... See full summary »
A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue.
The opium fiend is seen in a den, puffing on this terrible narcotic. He then falls fast asleep and dreams that he is at home with his wife. He asks for something to drink and he is given ... See full summary »
A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and ... See full summary »
Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the dishes and runs away as she hears the proprietor approaching. The cook hides in a ... See full summary »
aka L'hôtel des voyageurs de commerce ou les suites d'une bonne cuite
Strange mixture of horror and slapstick as a man checks into a hotel where some of the other folks staying there decide to scare him by placing a demon like figure in his bed that will jump out once he goes to get it. This is a somewhat interesting film from Melies as his camera stays still (like always) but it captures half of the man's room and the other half is covering everything that's going on in the hall. This adds something original to the film and I must admit that I found this to be the most interesting thing here. What didn't work overly well was the comedy as it never really materialized and the "joke" just wasn't funny.
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