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Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies-LA: Destructible Man Effects, Or The Dummy Death

From the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies-LA Press Release: Prosthetic demise, or the “dummy death” as film historians Howard S. Berger and Kevin Marr refer to it, is a practical cinematic technique wherein an actor portraying a character is replaced by an articulated replica special-effects mannequin at a moment of …

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First Short Horror Film: The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Often credited with inventing the light bulb, Thomas Edison also produced the world’s first short horror film, The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. This very short work — which is only about 17 seconds — was directed by Alfred Clark and depicts exactly what you’d expect. “Mary” (Robert Thomae, secretary …

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