Horror Movies

Early Cinema The Germans were the first nation to embrace the horror genre in cinema. Their movies were influenced by the Gothic novels of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. The set design of early horror films had elements of surrealism. This can be seen predominately in The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Nosferatu also stands out

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Horror Films of the 1890’s-1920’s

in 1896, George Melies, the so-called French master of illusion, created a film titled The Devil’s castle, also known as the haunted castle in the United States. The short three-minute film opens up with a bat, circling around a creepy room in a castle. It’s in this silent film that were greeted with the skeleton

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