+ intro by Miranda Gower-Qian, Phoenix Cinema programmer
An unsettling anthology film featuring the statuesque Conrad Veidt.
Dir Richard Oswald
With Conrad Veidt, Anita Berber, Reinhard Schunzel
With live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
‘Tis the season to be spooky with a German silent from a century ago, the same year that The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was made – also starring the great Conrad Veidt. Eerie Tales is an anthology film of five gothic, ghostly or macabre tales from the greats of the genre, including Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. They’re narrated by the Harlot, The Devil and even Death himself.