The Phantom Carriage

The Phantom Carriage ★★★★★

A History of Horror – 2017
Week 1. Silent Cinema

I went into this knowing NOTHING except it's the film that shook Ingmar Bergman to get into film and it's classic silent horror. While I don't see this as scary in a horror sense, it's scary in other ways. To have somebody die and become the rider of the Phantom Carriage is scary. To look back on your past sins before it is decided you're the new rider? SCARY. By looking back on the past sins of David Holm, the film is able to have the audience reflect a bit their own lives. Did they live a righteous life or have sins they have to atone for before death. Truly an amazing film. For 1921, early cinema it's a technical masterpiece.

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