Down from the Attic: Rare Thrillers of the Silent Era by John T. Soister,Henry Nicolella

By John T. Soister,Henry Nicolella

a lot has been written (and rewritten) approximately vintage horror and technology fiction movies like Nosferatu and Metropolis, in addition to not-so-classic photos like Bride of the Monster and The Hideous solar Demon. but a few style motion pictures have fallen throughout the cracks. The 24 films—some elusive, a few simply discovered on YouTube—examined during this publication all suffered serious  overlook and have been in advance stacked within the attic. The authors convey them again into the sunshine, starting with Der Tunnel (1915), concerning the development of a transatlantic tunnel, and finishing with The Emperor’s Baker—The Baker’s Emperor (1951), a strange Marxist tackle the Golem legend.
   quite a few thrillers are covered—Fog (1933), Return of the Terror (1934), Forgotten Faces (1928)—along with such sci-fi leaps into the longer term as The Sky Ranger (1921), High Treason (1929) and Just Imagine (1930). Early diversifications contain The guy Who Laughs (1921), The Monkey’s Paw (1923), Hound of the Baskervilles (1937) and Sweeney Todd (1928). infrequent stills and heritage fabric are integrated in a dialogue of Hispanic classic horror. The occupation of exploitation auteur, Bud Pollard (The Horror, 1933) is examined.

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