Haunted Spooks (1920) – Short Film

The Girl, played by Mildred Davis, discovers that she will inherit her grandfather's estate if she can live in his mansion for one year with her husband. There are two problems with this. First, she doesn't have a husband, and second, her uncle (Wallace Howe) wants the estate for himself and will inherit it if

Within Our Gates (1920)

This early 20th century film is the earliest recovered (i.e. surviving) film written, directed, and produced by an African American, Oscar Micheaux. The story follows Sylvia (Evelyn Preer) who finds her calling assisting an under funded school for black children after being abandoned by her fiancé. The story details the prejudice, insufficient resources, and inequality

Phantom Carriage, The (Körkarlen) (1920)

A drunkard, celebrating new years in a graveyard, recounts a tale of the phantom carriage to his companions. The last person to die before the stroke of midnight on new years eve is forced to drive the carriage for an entire year and receive the dead on behalf of death. Much like A Christmas Carol,

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 silent horror/thriller out of Germany's Weimar era. A young man reminisces about how he met his fiancé and their encounter with a somnambulist, sleepwalker. The mystery that unfolds is loaded with bizarre set designs, heavy handed makeup, creative editing, and murder. The German Expressionist style of the