Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Spooking Things Up with the Video Daily Double!
Greeting, shrieks and freaks! The Cap'n is putting away the educational films of yesteryear for the rest of October (sorry, Educationeers) to bring you a double dose of horror shorts every week for the spookiest month of the year. Today's Video Daily Double is going in the wayback machine, but not to ironically appreciate the quaint social engineering of days gone by. Today we're going to look at two vintage short horror-related subjects!
Our first film is Thomas Edison's adaptation of Frankenstein, from 1910. It's the first filmed adaptation of the novel, even if it's a "liberal" version of the story. Enjoy!
Our second film, Boo!, is from 1932, after Universal hit it big with Dracula and Frankenstein. It's a little snarkier in tone, but does include Nosferatu.