Seasonal Films – “The Phantom Carriage – 1921 (100 years of Horror)

by on Sep.22, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

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by: RFR Casket Crew Jigsaw Jim

The Phantom Carriage 1921

The Phantom Carriage 1921

Greetings Film Fiends and Deadites,

Phew, I almost dropped the brain on this one! I was reminded by my friends at Rue Morgue Magazine about a 1921 Swedish film that greatly influenced future film makes (especially Ingmar Bergman). “The Phantom Carriage”, written, directed and starred Victor Sjöström; tells the tale that if you die at midnight on the last day of the year, you’re doomed to drive the carriage that reaps the souls of the dead for the upcoming year. Told in lots of flashbacks (very similar to “A Christmas Carol”) and the special effects (for the time) were superb. As stated, it has elements of The Christmas Carol redemption angle although the protagonist in this story is a real piece of sh*t. Available on You Tube and soon to be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Thanks again to all of the crew at Rue Morgue Magazine for the subtle reminder.

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