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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BlurryEyedGirl's picture

I will have to say The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari....it's just wierd and creepy and lovely.

TheGirl's picture

Its so funny that you mentioned  Andalusion Dog. I recently wrote a paper about it and I saw the post title and knew I had to at least mention it, even if it isn't horror. Sometimes the unintended can be the very most disturbing. I'm so glad you mentiond it. Made my day.

poisenivey's picture

this is the easiest reply for me...definately Nosferatu!

twistedstoryteller123's picture

My picks would be The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Nosferatu.

CardinalIron's picture

Love "An Andalusion Dog". So along with "Nosferatu" I would say "Phantom of the Opera" is quite good with the great Lon Chaney. Has anyone seen "Faust"? I haven't. Another interesting one is "Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages". Its not a traditional horror film but it has some interesting visuals. 

thecaller's picture

phantom of the opera easily my 1st pick. The mummy walks is also one of my favs, nasferatu Oh for the love of god i love all the old horror youcannot argue that the black and white photagraphy created a far superior mood.

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PamelaP's picture


The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari-1920


Thw Man Who Laughs-1928

And one of my faves, not a silent horror film,  is the German made film "M" starring my all time favorite Peter Lorre. Look this up. It's awesome.


I had seen M long ago. . . . . L O N G ago, lol. I DO believe I will check it out again as it has been so long it will feel like a new watch. This was Fritz Lang's (of METROPOLIS fame) first talking movie and Lorre's first major film role. Lorre would be the perfect creepy character to play the child murderer which is what the M stands for. Murderer. Classic flick.


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