Archive for film

The Haunted House (1908)

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by elgrayso

The Haunted House (La maison ensorcelée) is an amazing little short silent film from 1908 by French director Segundo de Chomón. It’s very strange and definitely worth a viewing!

Häxan

Posted in Movies, Satan with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by elgrayso

La Cochon Danseur (The Dancing Pig)

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by elgrayso

France, 1907

the best part is at the end (2:06)

The Child Molester

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by elgrayso

A Highway Safety Film

The video would not embed, but you can view it here.

Bringing out the big ones here on the creepiness scale. I originally saw the highly disturbing educational short “The Child Molester” as a bonus feature when I purchased the DVD of “Hell’s Highway”, a documentary on highway safety films (ie; Red Pavement, etc… we will leave those for another post). This particular educational film was geared towards a very young audience, much too young for the subject matter. This film does contain GRAPHIC CONTENT at the very end (aprx 18m into it).

However, the reason I chose this short was the simple fact that even without the ending it would still be completely traumatizing to an 8 year old. It has every aspect of creepy. You’ve got your creepy melody and matching title screen right from the start, your typical mondo-era narrator pushing you along throughout the plot and all while playing through a 1960s film reel that looks like it’s been melting in a dungeon for 30 years. I understand wanting to warn children about talking to strangers, but this took it a bit far.

The film in a nutshell

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