32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 19: Eerie Stories!

Eerie Stories (Unheimliche Geschichten)

Yes, before we get to our silent film featured tonight, our 32 Days of Halloween tram stops to check out this 1971 live performance of “Witch Queen of New Orleans” from Redbone. You might know them as the people who brought you “Come and Get Your Love” from Guardians of the Galaxy, but they have a lot more to offer. Enjoy this.

So for tonight’s pick, we’re going a flat-out century into the past. Yes, this silent movie is from 1919, friends. It hails from Germany, where it’s called Unheimliche Geschichten, which translates into Eerie Stories. Austrian Richard Oswald directed it…and he directed 110 films between 1914 and the beginning of World War II, when his career was cut short by him needing to flee Germany. Five tales are told featuring three actors–one of which is Conrad Veidt, the man who would inspire the Joker nine years later. Enjoy.

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