qDuring the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the qboy meets girl, boy loses girlq theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of qhighly unlikely.q Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors catalog and discuss these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic guide to American horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years from 1913 through 1929.q--Provided by publisher.Nonetheless, his Sound Era uncredits in- cluded The Thirteenth Guest, The Most Dangerous Game (both 1932), and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). ... Director number two was Edwin Carewe, and there are a few fun facts on that old darling in our essay on Destiny; or, the Soul ofa ... To Griffith it seems that the greatest question is whether the dead can communicate with the living [Paul Sarazan, Theanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929|
|Author||:||John T. Soister|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2012|