Silent Screams – World’s 1st Horror Movie | The Devil’s Castle (1896)

Considered the first horror movie — and arguably the first vampire movie — Le manoir du diable (aka The Devil’s Castle) is an 1896 Georges Melies film that runs for over 3 minutes, an astonishing length for the time.

The film has been known by a variety of alternate names — The Devil’s Manor, The Manor of the Devil, The House of the Devil, and The Haunted Castle — the latter is actually a different movie by Méliès, made 1 year later on the same set and with many of the same costumes. It is also notable for containing some of the earliest hand-tinting of images.

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7 Responses to “Silent Screams – World’s 1st Horror Movie | The Devil’s Castle (1896)”

  1. AndyWatchesMovies Says:

    That is just awesome!
    The Haunted Castle is pretty impressive too

  2. Aurora Says:

    How fun AND impressive. Thanks for sharing.

    Aurora

  3. classicmoviehub Says:

    Absolutely Fabulous!!! THANK YOU for sharing!

  4. Chris Dener Says:

    I think this is so cool to see.


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