A hybrid of documentary and fiction, this silent film explores the history of witchcraft, demonology and satanism. It shows representations of evil in a variety of ancient and medieval artworks, offers vignettes illustrating a number of superstitious practices and presents a narrative about the persecution of a woman accused of witchcraft. The film ends by suggesting that the modern science of psychology offers important insight into the beliefs and practices of the past.
A wax museum owner employs a poet (William Dieterle) to create stories for his pieces. The poet dutifully pens disturbing tales, envisioning himself as a significant character in each story — a baker sentenced to death by the Caliph of Baghdad (Emil Jannings), a Russian prince contending with the deadly paranoia of Ivan the Terrible (Conrad Veidt) and a man who is pursued through the haunting streets of London by Jack the Ripper (Werner Krauss).
Considered a lost film for years, the 1910 short based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the book’s first film adaptation.
Le Château hanté, released in the United States as The Devil’s Castle and in Britain as The Haunted Castle, is an 1897 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.
This three-minute short is considered by many to be the first horror and vampire film.
Psychadelic at times, this unusual and memorable movie version of Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” has some creative details, and although it is one of the more obscure versions of the story, it offers a distinctive look at a couple of its many interesting aspects. The style is deliberately murky, and it has not so much as an inter-title, so that you do need to know at least the basic plot in order to understand what is happening.
In 2000, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant film” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
From Morn to Midnight (German: Von morgens bis mitternachts) is a 1920 German silent expressionist film directed by Karlheinz Martin based on the play From Morning to Midnight by Georg Kaiser. It is one of the most radical films of the German Expressionist movement.
Plot:- A cashier is a small bank gives in to the power of money by stealing from a rich old lady.
Silent German movie with intertitles in English
The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a Man (Buster Keaton) vies with a Villain (Wallace Beery) for the Girl (Margaret Leahy). In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a Ouija board, and a round of golf with stones. In ancient Rome, the men display their brawn through a chariot race, using dogs instead of horses. In contemporary times, the Man finds himself overcome by modernity, including a very fragile car.