I enjoy many genres of film so when I get ask anything like. What is your favorite genre or what is your favorite movie, director etc. I prefer to not respond other then it depends on my mood. I decided to highlight five silent horror movies that are worth watching. Some are better known than others on this list but by no means is this a movie ranking list rather then a highlighted kind of list.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) directed by Robert Wiene and starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt and Lil Dagover. This film marked the German expressionist film movement and is considered a favorite among many film directors. The plot centers around a fair and a man who is able to control a other man into doing his evil bidding. The other man is powerless because he is unable to control his own actions because he is sleepwalking when he is committing these unspeakable horrors!
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Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
Directed by Benjamin Christensen and starring Clara Pontoppidan, Oscar Stribolt and Astrid Holm. This movie done in a documentary style talks about the miscommunication of how mental illnesses in people lead to the massive witch hunts in earlier decades.
The Criterion Collection is re releasing this onto blu-ray in October! Link is below to buy:
Destiny (1921) directed by Fritz Lang and starring Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen and Bernhard Goetzke.
Love makes you do crazy or impossible things that you never thought you had to do. Like when the love of your life dies and you have to barter with the Grim Reaper himself in order to get him back. The Grim Reaper presents the broken heart-ed lady with three tests in order to try to get what she wants.
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The Unknown (1927):
Directed by Tod Browning and starring Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney and Norman Kerry.
Lon Chaney is Alonzo plays an “armless “man who escapes from a prison and is on the run. So he hides in the circus as a knife throwing performance act. He falls in love with Nanon (who is played by Joan Crawford) who is the daughter of the owner of the circus and does not like to be touch at all. However she finally gets over that phobia with another man and then the horror ensues!
I could only find this movie as part of the TCM Lon Chaney collection. Hopefully they will release on it’s own in the future! Link is below:
Eerie Tales (1919):
Directed by Richard Oswald and starring Conard Veidt, Anita Berber and Reinhold Schunzel. One night a demon a ghost and a lady of the night decided to act out five short horror stories at midnight in a book store.
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Would you guys also be interested in a continuation of this blog? If so please write in the comments for me to do a part two of this!
Until next time!
Source: Wikipedia and IMBD