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.

March Melies Madness! – The Devil’s Castle [Le manoir du diable] (1896)



Considered the first horror movie, and arguably the first vampire movieThe Devil’s Castle (aka Le manoir du diable) runs over 3 minutes, an astonishing length for the time. The movie has been known by a variety of alternate names including The Devil’s Manor, The Manor of the Devil, The House of the Devil, and The Haunted Castle. The latter is often incorrectly attributed to this film, but “The Haunted Castle” is actually the name of a different movie by Méliès, filmed 1 year later.

Music performed by Billy Duncan for Change Before Going Productions.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000091/

1st Horror and Vampire Film

The Devil’s Castle (1896) – Georges Melies

The Devil’s Castle (aka Le manoir du diable), by Georges Méliès, is considered to be the first horror film, and arguably the first vampire film. The movie has been known by a variety of alternate names, including The Devil’s Manor, The Manor of the Devil, The House of the Devil, and The Haunted Castle, though the latter is incorrectly attributed as “The Haunted Castle” is the name of a different movie by Melies, filmed 1 year later.

Music performed by Billy Duncan for Change Before Going Productions.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000091/

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