Best Horror Movies of 1917


The Destruction of Mankind

6.7/10 IMDB

For a long time the homunculus had to hide from his pursuers. But now he mingles with humanity again and sows discord, strife and murder. One day, when he meets an orphaned girl, he takes her to the shepherd Rudolf's parents. His goal is to pair the two together in order to breed a new human race from them. To this end, he kidnaps her to a deserted island. But the plan fails because Rudolf tries to kill the homunculus after learning his true identity. In revenge, the homunculus destroys the entire island, including the young couple. His hitherto loyal companion Edgar Rodin is so horrified by this deed that he renounces the homunculus and threatens him with death.

Starring: Aud Egede-Nissen, Olaf Fønss, Maria Immhofen, Friedrich Kühne, Theodor Loos, Adolf Paul, Lore Rückert, Fritz Steidel, Mechthildis Thein ..
Directed by: Otto Rippert
Release date: 1917-12-03
Best Horror Movies of 1917 : The Devil's Assistant

The Devil's Assistant

6.9/10 IMDB

A physician enacts revenge on the woman he loves after she marries another by treating her exhaustion with maddening drugs. The film depicts her descent into madness in a red-tinted trip to hell itself.

Starring: Margarita Fischer, Monroe Salisbury, Kathleen Kirkham, Jack Mower, Joe Harris ..
Directed by: Harry A. Pollard
Release date: 1917-04-01
Best Horror Movies of 1917 : The Brand of Satan

The Brand of Satan

2.8/10 IMDB

A man discovers that he has two personalities--and one of them is a notorious strangler.

Starring: Montagu Love, Gerda Holmes, Evelyn Greeley, Al Hart, Nat C Gross, J. Herbert Frank, Emile La Croix, Katherine Johnston ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1917-07-09
Best Horror Movies of 1917 : Black Orchids

Black Orchids

4.8/10 IMDB

Frivolous young Marie de Severac is frightened into following a more virtuous path, when her father relates a story in which an equally frivolous woman is entombed alive. The movie was Rex Ingram’s directorial debut, and he later remade the film as Trifling Women in 1922. Black Orchids is considered to be a lost film.

Starring: Cleo Madison, Dick La Reno, Francis McDonald, Wedgwood Nowell, Howard Crampton, William Dyer, John George, Jean Hersholt, Joe Martin ..
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Release date: 1917-01-01

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