By John T. Soister

ISBN-10: 078643581X

ISBN-13: 9780786435814

in the course of the Silent period, whilst so much motion pictures handled dramatic or comedic takes at the “boy meets lady, boy loses woman” subject, different films dared to take on such subject matters as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the gruesome. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) have been one of the strange and startling motion pictures containing tale components that went a long way past the area of “highly unlikely.” utilizing surviving documentation and their mixed services, the authors catalog and speak about those departures from the norm during this encyclopedic advisor to American horror, technology fiction and delusion within the years from 1913 via 1929.

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