Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Silent Horror Films

FearNet has an article on horror films in the era of silent movies in which they say, "These films built the foundation upon which a century of horror movies would be constructed." I think silent horror films are perfect for people whose tolerance for horror is limited by their dislike of the gore/blood/violence and startling jump scenes so often found in today's horror. The silents tend more towards to eerie feeling than towards the startle factor.

The article names these:
Dante's Inferno (1911)
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
The Hands Of Orlac (1924)
Nosferatu (1922)
Phantom (1922)
Faust (1926)
The Student Of Prague (1913)
The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
Destiny (1921)
Warning Shadows (1923)
Häxan (1922)
The Lodger (1927)
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1920)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Cat And The Canary (1927)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Wolf Blood (1925)
Hangman's House (1928)
I've linked to posts of the ones I've seen. At those links are videos where you can watch them online.

HT: SFSignal

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