Sunday, March 18, 2018

This week in Fright Film History March 18 - 24, 2018

Frankenstein (1910) Produced by Edison Studios and was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley. This 16-minute short film, the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, was released on March 18,1910.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) horror silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount/Artcraft on March 18, 1920. The film, one of several was based upon Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that was one of several released during the silent era starred legendary film actor John Barrymore.

The Grinning Face (1921), an Austrian silent horror film directed by Julius Herska and starring Franz Höbling, Nora Gregor and Lucienne Delacroix was released on March 18, 1921. The film was based upon the 1868 novel The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo.

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