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In the early 1900s, a ‘ghost show’ was one of the most popular forms of entertainment. People would gather in darkened halls to be frightened by actors dressed in costumes and make-up who were portraying ghosts and other supernatural creatures.
In 1905, a famous French filmmaker, Georges Méliès, decided to combine a Sci-fi story with the existing ghost show format. He filmed Le Manoir du Diable, The Haunted Castle. In the US, distribution was handled by Willis O’Brien, the stop motion animator. O’Brien added a science fiction spin to the story.
Today’s post is a blog on the scariest movie in the world that was banned in the United States and many other countries. The movie is a 1927 German silent film directed by Paul Leni called The Cat and the Canary. But there is a new version of it coming out soon. You can go to Social Media Magic to read more about it and see the trailer.