Weird Tales (1919)

WEIRD TALES (1919)
(a.k.a. UNHEIMLICHE GESCHICHTEN/TALES OF THE UNCANNY)
Article #322 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 1-31-2002
Posting date: 6-17-2002

Several tales of horror are told.

This silent anthology features Conrad Veidt and was directed by Richard Oswald. It’s fairly entertaining, with my favorite of the stories being the first because I didn’t expect the ending at all. The third should be instantly recognizable to Poe fans; I don’t immediately recognize the others, but I suspect they are all from well-known horror stories. Some of the imagery in the linking story (in an antiquarian bookshop) is quite interesting, too. A pleasant, if not earth-shaking silent movie.

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