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Faust (1926) - F.W. Murnau

I didn't know that when I started watching these silent films I would fall in love with them. When I started this, I thought that silents were going to be boring and dull. I really had no interest. Boy was I way wrong. These old things are sometimes better than the crap we have now. 
1926's Faust is one of the most well shot and put together films of its time. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. F.W. Murnau is an amazing director and he is on a roll with me here. Firstly directing The Haunted Castle, then Nosferatu, and now this! The special effects here are phenomenal and the acting is superb. I have come to expect both of these elements in a Murnau film. It's not really scary though, but who cares. 
Faust is an old man that sees some bad stuff going down in his town. His town being somewhere in olden times Germany. Whoa, back it up a bit... The Angel, Gabriel and The Devil, Mephistopheles make a bet that if The Devil can seduce Faust, a human, he will inheri…

Wolf Blood (1925) - George Chesebro

Wolf Blood has an interesting take on the werewolf genre. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I am extremely critical of werewolf movies. I dislike CGI and that unfortunately takes away just about every modern wolf-ie movie. The best that I have seen so far is American Werewolf in London. Them's are some mighty big shoes to fill, nothing has touched it. Wolf Blood isn't fantastic, and it isn't American Werewolf but it is pretty damn good. I think its all about the different take on the lore.

Wolf Blood is a movie about two warring logging camps in Canada. Things turn bloody when the evil logging camp decides to "Assassinate" Dick Bannister, the leader of the good logging camp. Dick's blood loss is so bad that he needs a transfusion and they do it with a wolf. They give him wolf blood. He begins to have these vivid "dreams" about killing people! Pretty cool. This is a pretty interesting take on the usual werewolf story. I like …