The Cave of the Demons

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The Cave of the Demons
Directed by Georges Méliès
Produced by Georges Méliès
Release date
Running time
20 meters[1]
Country France
Language Silent

The Cave of the Demons (French: La Caverne maudite) is an 1898 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.

The film was one of Méliès's early forays into themes that would later be linked to horror cinema (his The Haunted Castle, made in 1896, is sometimes labeled the first horror film).[2] The Cave of the Demons is also believed to be the first film in which Méliès used the cinematic technique of multiple exposure.[3]

The film was released by Méliès's Star Film Company and is numbered 164 in its catalogues. It is currently presumed lost.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Malthête, Jacques; Mannoni, Laurent (2008), L'oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, p. 339, ISBN 9782732437323
  2. ^ Dixon, Wheeler W. (2010), A History of Horror, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, p. 4, ISBN 9780813547961
  3. ^ Powell, Helen (2012), Stop the Clocks!: Time and Narrative in Cinema, London: I.B. Tauris, p. 47, ISBN 978-1-84885-175-7

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