The Haunted Curiosity Shop

Image Michael Bay making a movies in 1901. His films would have the most cutting edge special effects of the day, no story, no soul, and it would be a about two minutes long.   That’s Walter R. Booth’s “The Haunted Curiosity Shop” in a nutshell.

There is no story, no characters as such, just about two minutes of grainy black and white silent movie spookies badgering the hapless proprietor of an antique shop. It’s still better than “The Transformers.”

I find the transition from high tech novelty item to storytelling medium interesting.

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