Spanish Horror Early Years: The Haunted House (1908)

 

blackandwhite,composite,multipleexposure,cas-ec744803cdf5fb480b36bd162c7b03e8_hThe Haunted House, silent film from 1908. Directed by Segundo de Chomón. Impressive use of stop motion tricks for era.

Segundo Víctor Aurelio Chomón y Ruiz (17 October 1871 in Teruel – 2 May 1929) was a pioneering Spanish film director. He produced many short films in France while working for Pathé Frères and has been compared to Georges Méliès, due to his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions.

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