Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Horror Still Of The Day

From the 1926 horror/mystery The Bat, which was later remade in the in 1950's (as a talking picture, of course) with Mr. Vincent Price.  Full film below.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

One Of My Favorite Horror Stills!

From the very first filmed production of Frankenstein dating from 1910, produced by the Edison Company and directed by J. Searle Dawley ans starring Charles Ogle as the above pictured Monster.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another Horror Still With Music

A very creepy image from the 1911 film L'Inferno or Dante's Inferno, the clip below is the first very part of the film featuring music that the group Tangerine Dream later composed for the film.

Silent Horror Image Of The Day

From Midnight Faces (1926).  Set in my home state of Florida.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Native Stills From Mexico

Posting a couple of Aztec images from Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico  (1932) in protest of Dia de la Raza (or Day Of The Races) being "celebrated" today in Mexico....don't let the name fool you, it's really just Mexican Columbus Day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Another Horror Still

From the 1928 short The Fall Of The House Of Usher, not to be confused with the feature length film of the same name and year.

Horror Movies Still Of The Day

This is absolutely confirmed to come from Melies La Manoir du Diable AKA House Of The Devil AKA The Haunted Castle dating from 1896.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Horror Movie Still Of The Day

Over at the Scare Me On Friday blog we are devoting one of the Countdown days to a Jewish/Hebraic theme.  Judaism is filled with it's own set of unique monsters and spirits, one of which is the Golem.  The above image comes from Der Golem, the 1925 remake of the film that still survives in good condition.  The original, much shorter film, from 1915 is famously lost.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Horror Still Of The Day

Over at the Scare Me blog we are celebrating this 8th day of the Countdown To Halloween by passing the time with films from one of my all time favorite directors:  Alfred Hitchcock.  Hitchcock actually started in the motion picture business in his native Britain in the early 1920's and completed several silent films, of which the most famous--and most menacing--it The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog, loosely based the Jack The Ripper killings.  Which is where this still comes from.

Hitchcock on the set of The Lodger

Horror Still Of The Day

A still of Lon Chaney from Tod Brownings famously lost film London After Midnight (1927).  This is one of two still for today; since I had serious internet troubles yesterday, I didn't have a chance to post then.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Horror Image Of The Day

This is not technically speaking a true horror movie in the since that people like Melies pioneered the genre in the 1890's, but it is certainly one of the very first "freak films" and served as some of the inspiration for Tod Browning's 1932 ground breaking and infamous film Freaks.  The man is Nikolai Kobelkoff who billed himself as "The Human Torso" in circus side-shows in France.  The film is formally listed as dating from 1900.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Horror Image Of The Day

From the 1928 horror film The Fall Of The House Of Usher.  

A Halloween You Tube Mystery

There is some controversy over whether tinted film above is actually British film maker George Albert Smith's 1897 remake of the 1896 black and white Melies film below or not.  The main confusion seems to come in with the title card on the above remastered film showing Melies film studio stamp, but this could be have been added later by some mistake or other.  They don't look the same to me!  Either way they represent two of the very earliest horror films every made.  Happy Spooks!!



Friday, October 3, 2014

Personal Photo Of The Day: Classic Monsters Garter Belt

Silent Horror Image Of The Day

There is some controversy over where this tinted print comes from.  It is either a tinted Melies which was released in 1896, or it is from one of the very first British film "directors" George Albert Smith's The Haunted Castle, which dates from 1897.  If it is the later,  I guess that makes this one of the first, if not the very first, remakes in film history.

Countdown To Halloween Movie Celebration

I know I posted this last year, but I'm such a Melies fan, I figured, what the!  This represented one of the earliest horror movies.  Happy Early Halloween

The man himself.