The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901)


The Haunted Curiosity Shop Poster
Original Title: The Haunted Curiosity Shop
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime: 2 Minutes
Release Date: May 1902 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Walter R. Booth
Stars: 
n/A  




Description

An old proprietor is startled by the sudden appearance of a skull. Just as he draws back from the uncanny object, the doors of a mediaeval wardrobe fly back and a hand prods him with a sword. He turns to confront his assailant when it...




Plot

An old proprietor is startled by the sudden appearance of a skull. Just as he draws back from the uncanny object, the doors of a mediaeval wardrobe fly back and a hand prods him with a sword. He turns to confront his assailant when it vanishes, and at the same instant the skull flies to the other end of the room. He clutches at the skull, when it turns into the half form of a girl from the waist up, suspended in mid-air. As he gazes in amusement, the other half of the girl, fully dressed from her waist down, walks across the room, and the two halves of the figure join, making a girl complete. In an amorous fashion the old man folds his arms around the girl's waist with the intention of stealing a kiss, but the girl immediately changes into an old woman, who grins in evident delight at the old man's discomfort. In great anger he throws her into the wardrobe and locks the door. Unseen by him, the woman has again become a girl. A great effect is here produced. Through the doors, which are solid and closed, the form of the girl appears through the woodwork. Hastily opening the door, the old man is then confronted by an Egyptian mummy. Other strange things happen. As the pawnbroker flies from the room a large and grotesque head arises from the smoke and slowly advances toward the spectators. Larger and larger the head grows until it fills the entire picture, and appears as though it would swallow the whole audience. A most laughable and mystifying scene. Written by Edison Catalog





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Лавка с привидениями (Russia)

  • Company

    Robert W. Paul

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Certification

    United Kingdom:Not Rated





  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent