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Caligari helped draw worldwide attention to the artistic merit of German cinema and had a major influence on American films, particularly in the genres of horror and film noirintroducing techniques such as the twist ending and the unreliable narrator to the language of narrative film. The Selig Polyscope Company in the United States produced one of the first film adaptations of a horror-based novel.

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In the film, a bookshop closes and the portraits of the Strumpet , Death , and the Devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading stories—about themselves, of course, in various guises and eras. In , the company produced the film Dr. Although Waxworks is often credited as a horror film, it is an anthology film that goes through several genres including a fantasy adventure, historical film, and horror film through its various episodes. There are shocking moments in which we witness a woman giving birth to two enormous demons, see a witches' sabbath, and endure tortures by inquisition judges. The series is also a close cousin to the surrealist movement. Black, Mr. The writer Hatta played the dead man, while the coffin-bearers were played by Konishi Honten employees. The series tells a story of a criminal gang called the Vampires, who play upon their supernatural name and style to instill fear in the public and the police who desperately want to put a stop to them. He chooses to take the student's mirror. The book tells the classic story of a man with an unpredictably dual nature: usually very good, but sometimes shockingly evil as well. The Selig Polyscope Company in the United States produced one of the first film adaptations of a horror-based novel. Though there are no records of the cast, crew, or plot of Bake Jizo, it was likely based on the Japanese legend of Jizo statues, believed to provide safety and protection to children.

An audience full of people unaccustomed to seeing moving skeletons on screen would have found it frightening and otherworldly. Two years later, Chaney stars as The Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House in 's silent horror film, The Phantom of the Operabased on the mystery novel by Gaston Leroux published 15 years earlier.

Roger Ebert included the film on his list of "Great Movies" incalling the great hall of the film as "one of the most haunting spaces in the movies".

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In Nosferatu, Murnau created some of cinema's most lasting and haunting imagery which famously involve shadows of the creeping Count Orlok. Other European countries also, contributed to the genre during this period. Hyde to Get Out itself.

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It is usually seen as a harbinger of bad luck. In , the company produced the film Dr. In Us, the central black characters are neither monsters nor victims in any simple sense, but actually both as are their white equivalents. Chaney did collaborative scenes with a real-life armless double whose legs and feet were used to manipulate objects such as knives and cigarettes in frame with Chaney's upper body and face. The series tells a story of a criminal gang called the Vampires, who play upon their supernatural name and style to instill fear in the public and the police who desperately want to put a stop to them. They created sophisticated sight gags and theatrical special effects to either entertain or scare the audience. American nightmare From the arrival of the first slave ships on the East Coast, African Americans have often fashioned their experiences into narratives of horror.
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A Timeline of Hollywood Horror Movies