Favortie Silent Horror Film

Favortie Silent Horror Film

Nokturnal's picture

Just curious what everyone's favorite silent horror films are. For me it would probably have to be Nosferatu, but Salvador Dali's Andalusion Dog is a close second. Don't know if it's really considered horror or not but the opening scene where the woman gets her eye cut in half with a straight razor was fucking great. Pretty extreme for a film made it the late '20s.

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Ben Tramer's picture

The only silent horror movies I have seen are Nosferatu and The Golem. Both were good, but Nosferatu, as already mentioned, is very creepy.

Melon Heads Music's picture

Beauty & the Beast. Awesome cinematography & sets. Then, Phantom & other Cheney films close behind, even some of the incomplete ones,ie, he looked SO COOL in London After Midnight. If I had a time machine, going to watch LAM would be high on my "to do" list,lol.Edited by Melon Heads Music on 10/27/2007 at 09:52 CST

Edited by Melon Heads Music on 10/31/2007 at 12:40 CST

tiggnutz's picture

nosferatu for sure.

Mojojobob's picture

I really love The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari. The style is really great, it reminds me of Tim Burton's earlier style.

fakeshemp's picture

Gotta go with Nosferatu. On my all-time top 10 for sure.

cesare's picture

Best Silent Film is the Cabinent of Dr. Caligari.  That film started everything and is the reason we can be here today discussing horror movies.

Also, it's a little pricey but Haxan is out on DVD by Criterion.  Great print of a great film.

MethRattle's picture

"Nosferatu" is a great film, and Dreyer's "Vampyr" is also one of my favorites. But the best silent film for me will always be "Phantom of the Opera". Chaney's portrayal of the disfigured, vengeful madman smitten with unrequited love just can't be bested by any amount of mood or creepiness. The man could ACT. The story is great, the sets are fantastic, and the make-up is to this day impressive (Chaney's face looked nothing like the Phantom's).

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BTW, here is an entertaining but unreliable article on the finding of a copy of "London After Midnight". I would love to believe it, but I'm too wary to do so. - http://thehorrordrunx.yuku.com/topic/753

msbelle's picture

Nosferatu with out a doubt. Shadows, lighting and some of the best acting in a silent. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligeri (spelling?) would have to be second. Primitive, but again artful lighting and staging.

sakbeerslayer365's picture

NOSFERATU AND PHANTOM OF THE OPERA WITHOUT A DOUBT,HAXAN IS AN OBVIOUS CHOICE AS WELL...UN CHEIN ANDALOU,METROPOLIS(not horror but saw it recently with the QUEEN soundtrack..f'n awesome),THE MAN WHO LAUGHS,HUNCHBACK,...AND WHO CAN FORGET THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI...peace...SAK

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