Monday, July 23, 2018

100 Days to Halloween- 1919 The Plague of Florence

100 Days to Halloween 

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The first film presented here is the 1919 German silent film Die Pest in Florenz (The Plague of Florence) directed by Otto Rippert and written by Fritz Lang.

Die Pest in Florenz (The Plague of Florence) 1919

An exotic woman arrives in the town of Florence during the 14th Century and charms the whole community including the towns leader and his son who both fall madly in love with her. As the town falls into wanton behavior a mysterious woman arrives with a terrible curse. The story was based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story The Masque of the Red Death.

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