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The Haunted Castle (Le Manoir du Diable) (1896)

The Haunted Castle
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Description: Le Manoir du Diable, released in the United States as The Haunted Castle and in Britain as The Devil's Castle, is an 1896 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès. The film, a brief pantomimed sketch in the style of a theatrical comic fantasy, tells the story of an encounter with the Devil and various attendant phantoms. It is intended to evoke amusement and wonder from its audiences, rather than fear; because of its themes and characters, however, it can technically be considered the first horror film, and (because it includes a transformation involving a bat) the first film depicting supernatural beings. The film ... (more)
Tags: 1896 (5), Horror (3), 1890s (2), Silent (2), Fantasy (2), French (1), Vampires (1), Classic (1), Short (1), 2 Min. (1), France (1), B&w (1), Color (hand-tinted) (1), Comedy (1)
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"03/30/17 Directed by: Georges Méliès This told a coherent story in 3 minutes with one set and was extremely entertaining. That's incredible. "

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