Legendary monster movie emerges from grave: revisiting lost classics

In the cold winters of 1920, Hungarian film crews crossed Budapest and Vienna to shoot a silent horror film featuring a vampire haunting the dreams of a woman trapped in exile. Drakula Halála was the first on-screen appearance of the world’s most notorious vampire. Movies are a long time ago, but monsters still bother us.

The first wave of silent monster movies has almost disappeared. I know they existed, but there are no known copies left. Some were destroyed in a fire, while others were simply discarded to free up space in the studio’s own film vault. The most famous of these lost films, “London After Midnight,” is still remembered today, primarily due to the iconic film stills of the great Lon Chaney in his horrifying make-up.

Echoes of these early monsters in the cinema can be found in the characteristics of our modern creatures. This year’s Halloween, it’s a good idea to travel through the dark tombs of celluloid horror and discover the sinister wreckage of a forgotten movie that is no longer seen in the living soul. Werewolf (1913)

Bloodthirsty beasts are a perennial favorite among monster fans. Early werewolves movies included the Werewolves (1935) and Werewolves (1941) in London, The first werewolf in the movie It wasn’t a wolfman-it was a wolfwoman. The silent-era two-reel short film “Werewolf,” released in 1913, features silent film actress Phyllis Gordon as the main lycanthrope.

18 minute movie Continue Keon Yi, a Navajo woman who is abandoned by her husband and sends her daughter Watsuma for revenge. Watsuma can turn from a woman to a wolf and take revenge on her mother. It is worth noting that the first werewolves on the silver screen were the product of magic rather than being bitten by a wolf.

Horror experts believe The film is based on The Werewolves, the story of Canadian author Henry Boglan, published in the August 1898 issue of Century Magazine. Therefore, the origin of the first werewolf movie is probably Canadian. I don’t know exactly when it was lost, 1924 fire Destroyed many of Universal Pictures’ negatives stored in the studio’s East Coast film vault.If a copy of the werewolf survived the fire, the Universal Executive could have been lost in 1948. Destroyed Most negatives of their silent films-flammable film stock was expensive to store, and the old films themselves were not considered valuable, so they could be recycled favorably. First man of the month (1919)

“They took him into the darkness …” The Moon Residents illustrated from the HG Wells story “The First Man of the Moon” published in 1913. Universal History Archive / Universal Image Group by Getty Images The first screen adaptation of the HG Wells novel was in the 1919s First man of the moon ..Based on Wells’ 1901 book of the same name, it wasn’t the first science fiction movie-the distinction belongs to the 1902s. Le Voyage dans la Lune Although still alive today, the new iterations of Wells’ early story of the Moon […]

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