The Haunted House (1899)


Original Title: The Haunted House
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Release Date: Aug 1899 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Stars: 
n/A  




Description

Silas Hayseed arrives in town and proceeds to put up a hotel noted for its 'tables,' which are all made of hard wood. The country yokel is shown to his room and divests himself of his best Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes. His little bunch of...




Plot

Silas Hayseed arrives in town and proceeds to put up a hotel noted for its 'tables,' which are all made of hard wood. The country yokel is shown to his room and divests himself of his best Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes. His little bunch of whiskers that adorn his chin seem to be as proud of him as his Melindy Jane, whom he left in Grassville, back over yonder. He is finally undressed and tumbles into bed, resolving meanwhile to dream of the good prices he will realize in his produce. While pondering over matters, he looks around and discovers a Ghost standing in the middle of the room. Silas becomes scared, begosh, and leaping out on the floor begs the Ghost to do him no harm. The Ghost suddenly vanishes and the Hayseed is about to jump into bed again when Satan appears from under the sheets and scares him to such an extent that he is willing to promise him even a box of fresh rooster eggs if he will only go away. But his Satanic Majesty says 'nit,' and he is almost frantic. After causing much excitement our poor unfortunate Silas is hustled out in the street, but we are not informed whether he gets his money back or not. This film will cause tears to flow with laughter." Written by Lubin Catalog





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Haunted House (United States)

  • Company

    S. Lubin

  • Country

    United States





  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent