Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Melies Madness! - The Devil's Castle [Le manoir du diable] (1896)

Considered the first horror movie, and arguably the first vampire movieThe Devil's Castle (aka Le manoir du diable) runs over 3 minutes, an astonishing length for the time. The movie has been known by a variety of alternate names including The Devil's Manor, The Manor of the Devil, The House of the Devil, and The Haunted Castle. The latter is often incorrectly attributed to this film, but "The Haunted Castle" is actually the name of a different movie by Méliès, filmed 1 year later.

Music performed by Billy Duncan for Change Before Going Productions.

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