A Terrible Night (1896)


A Terrible Night Poster
Original Title: Une nuit terrible
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Comedy, Horror
Runtime: 1 Minute
Release Date: 1896 (France)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Georges Méliès
Stars: 
Georges Méliès  




Description

A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.




Plot

After a hard day's work, an exhausted man can't wait to retire, and without delay, he lies in his soft and warm bed. However, much to his surprise, an enormous eight-legged adversary in the form of a frightful hairy spider crawls up on the foot of his bed, thwarting the man's plans for a good sleep. Suddenly, the broom next to him becomes the weapon of choice, but it seems that the persistent foe has already won. Who could sleep after such a fierce battle? Written by Nick Riganas





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    A Terrible Night (World-wide, English title)
    Užasna noć (Serbia)
    Ужасная ночь (Russia)
    Μία Τρομερή Νύχτα (Greece)
    Przerazajaca noc (Poland)

  • Company

    Star-Film

  • Country

    France

  • Certification

    Greece:K
    Norway:A (recommended rating)
    United States:Not Rated

  • Location

    Montreuil
    Seine-Saint-Denis
    France





  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent