American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature by John T. Soister

By John T. Soister

through the Silent period, while so much motion pictures handled dramatic or comedic takes at the “boy meets woman, boy loses woman” subject, different films dared to take on such issues as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the ugly. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) have been one of the strange and startling movies containing tale parts that went a long way past the world of “highly unlikely.” utilizing surviving documentation and their mixed services, the authors catalog and speak about those departures from the norm during this encyclopedic consultant to American horror, technological know-how fiction and myth within the years from 1913 via 1929.

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