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The First Horror Movie Was Made In 1896

It's easy to forget how old movies are as an art form, and that goes double for horror movies. The genre relies so heavily on modern special effects that it may seem like it could not have existed before their arrival, but horror didn't begin with Michael Myers or Freddie Kruger. It all started with a mostly forgotten clip called Le Manoir du Diable, produced by Georges Mélis, which dates back to 1896.

Georges Melieso
Born in Paris, Georges Mélis was trained in stage design, playwriting and puppetry since childhood. After becoming a successful businessman, he bought his own theater and devoted himself to the entertainment business, just as "moving pictures" were growing in popularity. Dissatisfied only with screening others' films, he soon bought a camera and got down to the business we call shows.