In the dark hours after an old bookshop closes, the portraits of the devil, a strumpet, and death come to life and amuse themselves by telling scary stories. The film opens in an antique bookshop, where portraits of the devil, death, and. The film was released in germany in 1919, at a time when there was no film censorship. Ghost stories of an antiquary 1904, more ghost stories of an antiquary 1911, a thin ghost and others 1919, and a warning to the curious and other ghost stories 1925.
Uncanny stories is a 1919 german silent anthology film directed by richard oswald and starring conrad veidt. Accidentally preserved, volume 1 19201931 accidentally preserved, volume 2 19191928 accidentally preserved, volume 3 19151929. Chronological list of horror films horror film wiki fandom. Carroll also argues that horror novels, stories, films, plays and so on are marked. Unheimliche geschichten eerie tales, 1919 released on dvd. The following is a chronological list of every horror film ever made. Eerie was an american magazine of horror comics introduced in 1966 by warren publishing. You may have arrived here from an old link, but nonetheless, you are at the right place. This looks as if it had been tossed together rather casually, as an actors lark, and the actors, especially veidt, mug exuberantly. This is a newly refurbished eerie tales and ghost stories site to keep with the times. Like mad, it was a blackandwhite magazine intended for newsstand distribution and did not submit its stories to the comic book industrys voluntary comics code authority. By no means complete, but by every measure the best youll find the bestist most goodestis horror movie list around will satisfy all your horror needs.
Alive ag after the oldbooks shop closes, portraits of the strumpet, death, and the devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading storiesabout themselves, of course, in various guises and eras. Any devotee of vintage horror films will want to see conrad veidt in an anthology of fantastic tales, but will be disappointed if he expects another waxworks or destiny. Sep 16, 20 recently the german silent horror omnibus movie unheimliche geschichten eerie tales, 1919 was released on dvd by filmjuwelen. More and more people were living and dying in london, and cemeteries were filling up fast. In 1919, three of the leading lights of the burgeoning german expressionist. The problems that created, the cemeteries that were established to deal with the overflow of bodies, and the steps that were taken to protect the dead make for some very strange and very eerie tales. Caligari 1920 by only a few months, and one can clearly. Eerie tales is an anthology film of five gothic, ghostly or macabre tales from the greats of the genre, including edgar allan poe and robert louis stevenson. As a genre, horror anthologies goes back much further than most people suspect.
All portions of the grand comics database, except where noted otherwise, are ed by the gcd and are licensed under a creative commons attributionsharealike 4. The film is sometimes referred to in reference works as weird tales, eerie tales, five sinister stories or tales of the uncanny. The film stars katharine isabelle, michael shanks, brendan fehr, brendan fletcher, nick moran and jesse moss. The german anthology eerie tales is a ghoulish delight in particular for fans of rather rare. It is also produced by don carmody, kevin dewalt, mark montague and david cormican and written by christian piers betley. The first story, the apparition by anselma heine is an ofttold story that terence fisher later also adapted to a fulllength film. The film, possibly the first to deal with the subject, was a criticism of the paragraph 175 law, which made homosexuality a criminal offence. Conrad veidt celebrity profile check out the latest conrad veidt photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. This first german democratic state, which at the end of the first world war succeeded the imperial regime of kaiser wilhelm ii, enabled film to emerge as a socially significant art form both despite and because of economic, political, and civil crises. Each of the detailed ratings you select will result in a cumulative score for this film. You will find 1568 posts in the category films on this blog. A year after completing eerie tales, conrad veidt garnered worldwide. Bradburys mansion on court near hill streets, a 35room structure, complete with 5 chimneys and 5 turrets.
The film, generally underrated if not completely overlooked, is a landmark of silent horror cinema. A demon, a reaper, and the ghost of a prostitute read gothic short stories and act. Theyre narrated by the harlot, the devil and even death himself. While the final segment is of a completely different genre and tone than the others and kind of brings down the rest of the product, eerie tales nonetheless succeeds at telling fun, spooky stories with malice and relish, being surprisingly haunting for a film nearly a hundred years old. The portraits of the strumpet, death, and the devil come to life and reading stories about themselves. If there is no suspense but a complete certainty about what will. Stars conrad veidt, anita berber and reinhold schunzel. Freud 19192003 referred to horror as the uncanny a peculiar translation. Unheimliche geschichten, eerie tales 1919 rotten tomatoes. The film features a bookshop that has closed for the night. For those who love real books and cannot bear the thought of ereaders, or those who prefer to have a few nice editions of classics, this series may be just perfect.
Aug 30, 20 unheimliche geschichten starring conrad veidt, reinhold schunzel and anita berber. After the oldbooks shop closes, portraits of the strumpet, death, and the devil come to life and. Less wellknown and more downscale than the fields leader, warren publishing creepy, eerie, vampirella, the company, based at 150 fifth avenue in new york city, was one of several related publishing ventures run by comicbook artist and 1970s magazine entrepreneur myron fass. About a famous violin virtuoso, paul played by conrad veidt, who after a concert one evening is approached by a handsome young man named kurt who idolizes and has a youthful crush on the older man.
The first example of a recognizable horror anthology could be richard oswalds eerie tales from 1919, which included a rendition of poes the black cat. Unheimliche geschichten starring conrad veidt, reinhold schunzel and anita berber. In the film, a bookshop closes and the portraits of the strumpet, death, and the devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading storiesabout themselves, of course, in. Miss peregrines home for peculiar children by ransom riggs, coraline by neil gaiman, we have always lived in the castle by shirl. Anita berber and conrad veidt in eerie tales 1919 reinhold schunzel and. Weimar cinema 1918 1933 the cinema of the weimar republic has had an enormous influence on international perceptions of german film. Prepare your anus for monsters, vampires, ghouls, giant bugs, killer robots, killer babies, chainsaw wielding fat people, evil midgets and much, much more.
In 1919, three of the leading lights of the burgeoning german expressionist movement actors conrad veidt and reinhold schunzel, and director richard oswald joined forces to create unheimliche geschichten eerie tales, the first horror movie anthology. Overview of eerie tales, 1919, directed by richard oswald, with at turner classic movies. Uncanny stories is a 1919 german silent anthology film. Less than five years ago this silent film was considered lost, and it presently remains unobtainable in any format, so having to watch it in bits and pieces with an imperfect soundtrack is only a minor irritant. Apr 12, 20 eerie tales richard oswald, germany, 1919 youtube, in 10 parts. Richard oswalds eerie tales debuted with a length of 2318 metres, july 16, 1920, after a premiere on november 6, 1919. Past events london silent film group london, united.
For films listed alphabetical, see alphabetical list of horror films. Eerie tales unhemliche geschichten is a 1919 german an horror films. Agents, and more, this eisner award hall of fame talent is one of the most noted comicbook creators ever. Included are edgar allen poes he black cat, the story of strange paintings in a curiosity shop and one of a mysterious stranger in a little country pub. The horror anthology multiple short films, often from different directors, all tied together with a wraparound framing device has been a staple of the genre since at least 1919 and the. The bestist most goodist horror movie list around ignore. In 1919, austrian director richard oswald released a german silent anthology horror film called unheimliche geschichten, also known as eerie tales or uncanny tales. From ec comics to witzend, sally forth, mad, daredevil, mars attacks, cannon, t. Pdf complete ghost stories download full pdf book download. Alive ag after the oldbooks shop closes, portraits of the strumpet, death, and the devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading storiesabout themselves, of.
Click here for the monster bash film festival august 2020. Interesting early film dealing with homosexuality and the laws in germany at the time making it a crime punishable by a prison sentence. It became a film studio and the home of hal roach comedies in 1914. Horror anthology xx offers a toorare showcase for women. James contains all his timeless masterpieces from the four collections of his eerie tales.1036 874 1140 663 138 246 35 983 434 662 552 657 949 1324 1324 826 535 295 1348 448 428 485 320 1027 501 703 1297 1115 1375 405 1028 1238 1137 1462 570 165 814 507 1415 348 1218 1494 934 409 938