Tag - silent films

Eerie Stories (Unheimliche Geschichten)

32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 19: Eerie...

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...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 11: The Uncanny!

Widge’s Note: Back over to Rox for what she’s found while creeping through pop culture’s catacombs… Based upon Nikolay Gogol’s short story, The Portrait, directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz, is the tale about a...

Lon Chaney in The Unknown (1927)

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 25: The Unknown...

Vincent Price was a true renaissance man. In addition to acting, he was a connoisseur of art and also of food. I believe we’ve discussed before the series of albums he released going over various world cuisines and providing recipes...

Invisible Invaders

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 21: Invisible...

For this evening, we set off with a pair of silent horror films from the dawn of cinema. The first is from frequent 32 Days filmmaker, Georges Méliès. It’s The Infernal Cauldron. Its title stateside was, apparently, The Infernal...

Seven Footprints to Satan

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 15: Seven...

Before we get to Rox of Spazhouse and her latest find in the Halloween mines, I felt it was time for some Peter Lorre. You know that feeling, right? A Lorre deficiency? Well, feel it no more. Here’s a bit of classic old-time radio from...

Faust (1926)

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 2: Alice Cooper...

Welcome to Day 2. For today’s selections, I was going to go with Alice Cooper‘s 1978 appearance on The Muppet Show. Specifically his performance (with his own band of Muppets, The Vile Bunch) of “Welcome to My Nightmare...

Le Manoir du Diable: Georges Melies

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 24: The...

Silent horror shorts day here at 32 Days of Halloween. And we watch these for…well, three reasons. First, because pretty much everything you’ve watched–from Guardians of the Galaxy to Godzilla–is a direct descendant...

Waxworks (1924)

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Movie Night...

Before Paul Leni came to the U.S. to make 1927’s The Cat and the Canary, he directed this silent film–and hey, it’s generally accepted that Day 16 has a silent movie for its movie pick so…thanks, Paul! Anyway, a...

Monster (1925)

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 24: The...

It’s silent movie night at 32 Days of Halloween HQ. Since we’ve featured him a couple of times before, we go back to the granddaddy of silent horror, Georges Méliès. We kick off with what could be considered a tremendously...

Phantom Carriage

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 16: The...

Tonight’s a silent movie night and we’ll get to that in a moment. First of all, let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy Vincent Price giving you some badass spoken word fun. This is Witchcraft Magic: An Adventure in Demonology...