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Did you know that just after the development of film, before 1900, there were horror movies -- complete with "special effects"?

French director Georges Méliès' 1896 short The House of the Devil is often credited as being the first horror movie. (To watch it, click here).

From that short first attempt, to the current trend in remakes, parodies, slasher movies, books-to-movies, and suspense, we never seem to tire of these frightful films. Of course, today we're spoiled by digital special effects and 3D.

For some reading on a simpler time in scary movies, try one of these websites:

Suggestion: You might want to read these with the lights on...

30 Oct 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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