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The Devil's Castle (1897)

Le château hanté (original title)
Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Georges Méliès ... The Nobleman of the Castle (uncredited)
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to sit down the chair moves to the other side of the room causing the man to fall on the floor. Standing up he strides to the chair but on trying to lift it a Spector materializes in the chair, arises and challenges the man. The man pulls out his sword and lunges at the Spector but it changes into a skeleton. Seeing the change the man tried to grab the skeleton but it changes into an armor clad guard. The man attempts to move the guard but a devil appears and waves the man away. The man recoils from the devil and tries to leave but the Spector reappears. Both it and the devil frighten the man from the antechamber. Written by DrRichardh

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 May 1899 (USA) See more »

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The Devil's Castle See more »

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Silent

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Black and White | Color (hand-colored)
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9 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Not much of a plot here but visually pretty engaging. This is the second haunted castle movie. A man seems to be in a castle and there is a second figure. As the an approaches the other figure, it is transformed. One time it is a skeleton. The next it is a ghost. On and on for just a bit over a minute. Of course, the guy making the discoveries is beside himself. It never goes anywhere.


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