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A few reviews . . (film or TV)
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19-Jun-2022, 10:30 AM

The Manor House Of Fear - 1927 - 6/10
AKA - Le Manoir de la Peur

The ruined manor lies behind the cemetery, and is said to be haunted.
So when the brooding stranger arrives, restores it, then moves in, the villagers know the Devil has come.
Silent film is high Gothic and crime. Superstition and thwarted love.
Pacing is brisk and the photography, especially night scenes, are extraordinary for their time.
The soundtrack was an electronic score of noise and blips, which I finally turned off.
Video elements were pretty good. Translated French inter-titles into English were by me.
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