Les Vampires ★★★½

With Les Vampires, Louis Feuillade created a tactile world where props and sets are not what they appear to be. Trapdoors and red herrings abound in the space around the characters, and the unique power of cinema to manifest fantastical ideas into an apparently real space—even 100 years later, one can still get excited by the notion of a safe with a fake back that pokes into the adjacent apartment—sets up this labyrinthine film with enough baubles to keep it entertaining for all seven hours of its runtime.