Fun Size Review: Blue Beard (1901)

Georges Méliès presents the story of a homicidal gentleman with a suspiciously-hued beard. This is a pretty gory take on the infamously gory fairy tale, though are some signature moments of Méliès lightheartedness.

It’s a twisted, strange and enjoyable short film with all sorts of old school scares and terrors. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to see a darker variation on early French cinema.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

It ends well for everyone except Blue Beard, who is comically impaled.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Bloody Red Velvet Cake. A classic but pretty twisted. Should be a hit with the right crowd.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. amycondit

    Looks fabulous, and I enjoyed your fun size review! In March 2017, The Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, CA had a films of Georges Méliès event hosted by Randy Haberkamp of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It will warm your heart to know that the theater was packed. There was an audience of young film school types as well as people who attended a meet-up—the films kept their attention and Randy provided lots of background info. on the films. It was a great evening!

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