This is (I think?) the oldest and most terrifying version of L. Frank Baum’s classic story of a girl finding herself a long way from her home in Kansas. Why is this movie in the Sci-Fi / Horror section? Because Dorothy’s animal companions freak me out. Their costumes look bizarre and it seems like the animals […]
Frankenstein - 1910
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - 1920
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.
The Golem - 1920
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.
The Phantom Carriage - 1921
On New Year’s Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.
The Hands Of Orlac - 1924
Here is an Austrian silent film from the 1920’s where a famous pianist loses both of his hands. He is able to get them replaced, only to find out they are the former hands of a murderer. Then all s**t breaks loose.
Phantom of the Opera - 1925
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 […]
Metropolis - 1927
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 […]
Nosferatu - 1929
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 […]
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