Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. One of those is Freder Fredersen. One day, he spots a beautiful woman with a group of children, she and the children quickly disappear. Trying to follow her, he is horrified to find […]
On New Year’s Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. This is a classic and a first in it’s genre. Many movies since have used the “Genius / Crazy Guy Controls Someone To Do Crazy Things” gimmick.
Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok’s castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg. They plan on selling him the one across the way from Hutter’s own home. Hutter leaves his innocent wife, Ellen, with some friends while he is away. Hutter’s […]
On a visit to their father’s grave, Barbara and her cynical brother Johnny see a strange visitor in the cemetery. They both get their first sign that something horrible has happened when the strange visitor bloodthirstily attacks Barbara. As Johnny moves in to save Barbara, he himself is attacked and killed. A frightened and hysterical […]
In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom, a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and […]
Allan Gray arrives late in the evening to a secluded riverside inn in the hamlet of Courtempierre. An old man enters his room, puts a sealed parcel on the table, blurts out that some woman mustn’t die, and disappears. Gray senses in this a call for help. He puts the parcel in his pocket, and […]
In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.
An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.