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We then see the man in detailed, human form, with the shadow still looming behind him, before he returns back to the enigmatic, abstract state with which he was introduced to us. Click here to try and survive the zombie apocalypse. Streaming platforms like Netflix , Hulu , and Amazon Prime have made a wide array of beloved cinematic classics available to an unimaginably massive audience. Metropolis , too, is a great reminder of just how difficult it is to judge an incomplete film. The Last Man on Earth. Like fellow IMDb honoree Birdemic:

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The film opens with a statement to this effect. We get a blank stage, done up in a yellow tint so as to appear inhumanly bright. Soon enough, the giant shadow of two hands appears and gives way to the shadow of a man. We then see the man in detailed, human form, with the shadow still looming behind him, before he returns back to the enigmatic, abstract state with which he was introduced to us.

And, in the stage and the inter-titles, we have the profound artifice of the whole affair, the fact that this is a storybook or a tall-tale to spook you. And we have, in the shadowed hands, the storyteller behind the scenes, introducing us to his tale with all the pomp and circumstance he can muster.

He wants to spook us, and he wants to let us know that it is he who is doing the spooking. The sublimely theatrical beginning tells us all any director could ever want: If German Expressionism, and in some sense the roots of horror cinema, were all about shadows, Warning Shadows is its ultimate manifesto. Take the ghoulish carnival campiness of the more experimental silent horror films, sand some of the rough edges down into narrative form, and pervert the whole thing into twisted comedy, and you have a good idea of The Cat and the Canary.

Directed by Paul Leni forever doomed to the shadows of Murnau, Lang, and others after he ventured to the US but before making his career-best The Man Who Laughs, the film re-reads German Expression and stops just a touch shy of openly mocking it.

The moving camera was already in full effect by , but the film mostly sticks to a still frame. The whole affair is rather intentionally stilted, with characters mugging for the camera and title cards exasperatingly stating too-dramatic, huffed-up lines. Things go awry in suitably stuffy fashion, with Leni at least once superimposing shadow over shadow to poke at the histrionic use of shadow-work in expressionist film. The Phantom of the Opera He literally earns an audience in blood.

In his place emerges an immense shadow in the light of the archway, now engulfing it in darkness. The Phantom himself moves less like a human than a performance, or a stage-prop, as if having the capability of motion only so that he can move himself to the scariest, most self-indulgent static positions he can possibly find.

In fact, a performer did — the Phantom uses them and gives them an audience, his victims, and us. As a commentary on the madness of performance, the audience gaze, and the fakery of showmanship, The Phantom of the Opera retains the power to chill the bone today. Although this twenty minute feature begins with a first third that is hardly horror even then, the pratfalls of a bank teller Keaton as he deals with money glued together and, soon enough, to everything, is an undeniable treat , the last two thirds of the film more than make up for it.

As Keaton tries to make sense of the situation, the robbers introduce him to all manner of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to frighten him off in some exquisitely timed physical comedy things get more imaginative too, such as a wonderful bit where two skeletons put together a man from dissembled parts.

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