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Showing posts from September 28, 2014

La maison ensorcelee (1908) - Segundo de Chomon

Spanish director Segundo de Chomon directed this fun, six minute short with some really unique and creative effects. The troupe that stars in this film is really relaxed with slapstick comedy. La maison... has no shortage of slapstick. Not to uncommon for these brief flicks. Another interesting thing to note is that this is a film from the very famous Pathé Frères out of France.

The film had gone unnoticed by myself for a long time. I am searching all over the internet for little pictures like this one. Thanks to Reddit, specifically /r/truehorror, I found this blessing from the horror gods. 
The concept is simple enough. Three very, very accepting travelers come upon a cottage in the forest. At least it appears that they had just come across it. They could have just as easily rented it. I guess it doesn't matter. They get inside the house and instantaneously things start to go erratic. Demons laugh at them. Luggage flies around the room. Paintings come to life. So of course the t…