Probably the first made in the US, and certainly a contender for the first ever. At the tail end of the nineteenth century the French pioneer Georges Melies was making films in which human characters were tormented by devils, vampires and other monsters. These efforts were only a couple of minutes long, had no narrative structure and were not really horrific by later standards, but they were certainly intended to shock as well as amuse the audience.
There were some great horror classics in the 1920s- The Haxan, Nosferatu, the Golem, Cabinet of Dr Calgari- When were the silent films 'Hunchbach Of Notre Dame' and 'Phantom of the opera' released? I'm guessing around 1923.
Yep! here I be. It's a given that if the thread be about film or silent film I have posted in it. Although I think your on the road looking for Ballyhoo, Alyson. So back up to Amusements and diversions and look for the Jazz Age and then you've found the treasure of all things Ballyhoo.
Hi Alyson Yep at the top of the page. Encyclopedia Titanica is on the left of the screen and the taps are in black and on the right. There are also Home Tab and Contribute Tab and Membership Tab. You probably used them. There's also the Articles Tab which will take you right to the the article section which would be another way to find Inger's articles on Moody.