This episode explores the history of horror movies with an overview of the first collection of films about haunted houses. Or, more specifically, haunted hotels. Doc Manson covers some of the real world inspiration for films of this type, namely the spiritualism movement of the late 19th century. A deep dive is performed of James Stuart Blackton’s special effects masterpiece, The Haunted Hotel. Other filmmakers mentioned include Georges Melies, Edwin S. Porter, and Segundo de Chomon.

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Intro Music: Dark Intro by Sascha Ende
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/265-dark-intro
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/