The awesome film site Taste of Cinema is in the habit of preparing helpful and insightful lists of films within select genres, from films with the most striking colour palettes to the 25 best films directed by female filmmakers. Now they have put together a top 15 for best silent horror films that you can watch on Youtube for free.
Not only is it very educational to watch these films from so many years ago, to observe the amazing creativity and story-telling from the long ago silent era, it is exhilarating and truly terrifying to see horror films that don’t use any of the familiar cues we would recognize from today’s hack horror genre.
It’s October so you better be game for a little scare. Check out their list below and click on the links to watch them for yourself. Via
15. Warning Shadows (1923)
14. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
13. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
12. The Haunted House (1921)
11. Fall of the House of Usher (American version) (1928)
10. Frankenstein (1910)
9. The Hands of Orlac (1924)
8. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
7. The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
6. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
5. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
3. The Haunted Castle (1896)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
1. Nosferatu (1922)
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