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The History of Horror Films

The horror genre dates back to silent films of the early 1900s.

Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (1920), photo from Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

The first horror movie was a silent movie premiered one hundred and twelve years ago. The 1908 film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is not available for viewing today. There are no known copies. The Werewolf is another horror movie created during this time with no copies. Edison Studios released Frankenstein in 1910:

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