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By John T. Soister

through the Silent period, whilst so much motion pictures handled dramatic or comedic takes at the “boy meets lady, boy loses lady” topic, different films dared to take on such issues as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the gruesome. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) have been one of the strange and startling motion pictures containing tale parts that went a ways past the area of “highly unlikely.” utilizing surviving documentation and their mixed services, the authors catalog and talk about those departures from the norm during this encyclopedic consultant to American horror, technology fiction and myth within the years from 1913 via 1929.

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