In 30 Seconds, This Silent Film Will Creep You Out More Than Any Horror Movie
Modern Hollywood has a bit of a problem with trying new and disturbing ideas for its horror movies. They could learn something from this silent film.
Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts. While Hollywood can still put out a genuinely creepy film when it wants to, most scary movies these days miss the mark. That's why vintage films (and even silent films) are enjoying a resurgence at the moment.
If you think silent movies can't be just as scary as the CGI-filled flicks in theaters today, you're so wrong. As evidence, I present a clip from the 1911 silent film "L'Inferno." In this scene, you'll see Satan enjoying a nice meal made of human flesh.
I think modern filmmakers could learn a thing or two from old productions like this. Sometimes, practical effects (even if they look weird) can be 10 times more disturbing than anything made on a computer.