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The Devil's Castle (1897)
"Le château hanté" (original title)

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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 floor. Standing up he strides to the chair but on trying to lift it a Spector materializes in the chair, arises and challenges the man. The man pulls out his sword and lunges at the Spector but it changes into a skeleton. Seeing the change the man tried to grab the skeleton but it changes into an armor clad guard. The man attempts to move the guard but a devil appears and waves the man away. The man recoils from the devil and tries to leave but the Spector reappears. Both it and the devil frighten the man from the antechamber. Written by DrRichardh

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Another Gem from Melies
25 August 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Haunted Castle, The (1897)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le Château hante

A King (played by Melies) shows up at his new castle where he tries to sit in a chair but this chair is haunted and soon begins turning into various things including a woman and a skeleton. This is another very fun short from the famous director and once again the special effects steal the show. Throughout the entire film this one object keeps changing forms and the effects doing this are very good and the edits are hardly noticeable. It's also worth noting that the King's outfit is hand colored red throughout the film and other brief colors (all red) do appear. This one features several nice laughs throughout.


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