geeky Christmas: watch 110-year-old silent short “The Mistletoe Bough”


More than a century old, “The Mistletoe Bough” is a creepy holiday tale:

An unlucky bride is locked in a trunk during a game of hide and seek in this ghostly early silent film. The tale of The Mistletoe Bough dates back to the 18th century, and was traditionally recited at Christmas time as a ballad. Its ghostly bride, olde-worlde castle setting and shock discovery of skeletal remains make it a Gothic classic. With new music by Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, commissioned by the BFI.

The film is not embeddable, so you’ll need to click over to BFI to watch it on BFI Player.

Via @ianvisits.

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