By John T. Soister

throughout the Silent period, whilst so much motion pictures handled dramatic or comedic takes at the “boy meets woman, boy loses woman” subject, different movies 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 ways past the area of “highly unlikely.” utilizing surviving documentation and their mixed services, the authors catalog and talk about those departures from the norm during this encyclopedic consultant to American horror, technological know-how fiction and myth within the years from 1913 via 1929.

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