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Very 1st all-talking horror film released...



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September 6, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 6, 1928

* "The Terror" slasher film - horror movie
* Opening day advertisement - 1st ever all-talking


The bottom of page 23 has a small and discrete but notable opening day advertisement for the early horror film "The Terror" (see) This was the very 1st all talking horror film ever made. Unfortunate for the small size of this ad but this was the norm at the time.
Other news, sports and other advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Terror is a 1928 early American slasher film written by Harvey Gates and directed by Roy Del Ruth, based on the play of the same name by Edgar Wallace. This was the second "all-talking" motion picture released on September 6th by Warner Bros. (The first was Lights of New York) This film was also the first all-talking horror film made, using the Vitaphone sound-on-disc system.

Category: The 20th Century

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