the october country

Ask me anything   A blog for darker evenings and misty days, full of autumn leaves and apples, ghosts and witches, folklore and fairytales. I update all year round, but most frequently at this time of year, and the blog is both an outlet for my love of Hallowe'en and a gathering place for art, from horror films to medieval woodcuts, that evokes the sinister, the mysterious and the otherworldly. This blog has a winter counterpart at now-winter-comes-slowly, and my personal blog is cloudsinvenice.

Often overlooked compared to the celebrated “Nosferatu” and “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, Paul Wegener’s “The Golem, or: How he Came into the World” (1920) is still a stunning piece of German Expressionist film-making.

Paul Wegener co-writes, directs and stars as the clay man, whose influences can immediately be found in James Whale’s “Frankenstein”.

— 6 months ago with 13 notes
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    Despite the anti-Semitic nature of this film, I love it’s visual presentation. I have a poster on my wall at home.
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