If you ever think that all Hollywood does these days is adapt existing material from books and create remakes - well, that's all they've ever done.
If you enjoyed Disney's Legend of Sleepy Hollow as much as I did as a kid, its of course, an American classic as a novel, but it was also done in 1922 as a feature film of the silent era. Let's not belabor asking you to watch a 70 minute movie, but we will share a link to the Headless Horseman scene.
Ichabod encounters The Headless Horseman!
|Hi yo, Horse from Hades!|
There's always the classic Dracula adaptation by FW Murnau, Nosferatu.
Watch the whole film here. If you want to cut to the chase, you can go here.
|Ah, gosh, guys... my mom won't let me out to play...|
You can watch the film on your own time, but here's a highlight reel cut to some fitting music.
It's been more than a decade since I've watched that one again. It's probably time.
There are actually a few decent interpretations of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde floating around out there. Here's a silent adaptation. We've cut right to the transformation scene for your easy viewing.
|it's said on my third bourbon I undergo some amazing transformations, too.|
If you liked these posts, both of you who clicked through for Silent Saturdays, you might want to look at Janelle Vreeland's look at spooky silent movies that I stumbled upon by accident after preparing these posts.
Janelle covers some other movies, including London After Midnight, which I should have thought of.