Production info

The Haunted Curiosity Shop
UK, 1901

Directed by Walter R. Booth


An antiquarian is confronted by a several bizarre characters emerging from a cupboard including the top half of an old lady followed by her bottom half, a living mummy whose wrappings fall away to reveal an ancient Egyptian. Then slowly the flesh melts away and only the bare skeleton remains. Three gnomes then emerge and after doing a dance they join to become one. The last appirition is pushed into a jar whereupon a cloud of smoke arises, and through the smoke a head seems to grow larger, causing the old man to flee in terror.

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