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The Haunted Castle


Added Mon, 09/07/2018
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Original title
Le Manoir du diable

"The castle of the devil (Le manoir du diable") – mute French short film by Georges méliès, one of the world's first experiments translate to the screen the fantastic images.

The film premiered on 24 December 1896 at Paris's théâtre Robert-Houdin.

The film is in the public domain, so it is easy to find online:

Although the film as a whole played with an ironic comedic tone, genre cinema historians usually present it the world's first motion picture genre fiction, horror and even fantasy.

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In the hall of a medieval castle flies a bat and turns into the devil. The devil nakoldovat boiler's assistant who helps him in his cause by the boiler some woman.

The room empties, and then enter two men. Assistant devil stabs one of them with a pitchfork in the back, causing their violent reaction and the escape of one of the men. The second stays and witnesses the amazing events, such as moving the chair from one side of the room to another, or the sudden appearance of the skeleton. A man tries to attack a skeleton with a sword, but he suddenly turns into a bat, then in the devil, which causes four of the Ghost to frighten men. After the attack of the ghosts, a man meets a woman appeared from the boiler, and is struck by her beauty. Suddenly, the devil turns her into an ugly old woman, then back to four Ghost. After the disappearance of the ghosts, a man comes face to face with the devil, grabs a wooden cross off the wall and makes the devil to disappear.

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Phenomena in artwork: Werewolf

To the phenomenon of the werewolf in this film can be attributed to the transformation of the devil in a bat.

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Phenomena in artwork: Poltergeist

For the poltergeist in the film can make moving the chair from one corner of the room to the other.

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Phenomena in artwork: Ghost

The ghosts in the film sends the devil on the man in the castle. They take different forms: skeletal, ugly old women, white figures and white figures with brooms.

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