Silent horror movies that will give you nightmares

A deal with the devil has often been repeated in cinema, literature and even music for decades. This film was directed by F. W. Murnau, the same author as Nosferatu, and has some stylistic similarities. Like this film, Faust is deeply rooted in the style of German Expressionism, stacked from top to bottom with surreal, dreamlike imagery.

The film tells about a bet between Mephisto, the devil, and the archangel – in other words, the devil is betting that he can corrupt the soul of even the most righteous person. This coincides with the plight of a man named Faust who wants to help the people around him. Inspired by the book, he decides to make a deal with the devil, which Lucifer quickly agrees to. Faust begins to use his newfound powers to help people until they find out about his satanic affiliation, which only further isolates him. Faust’s desire for power and glory continues to corrupt himself and the world around him, he is just a pawn in a sinister bet. Given the use of satanic iconography, Faust is filled with surreal and frightening visuals, the most memorable of which is the devil towering over a small village.

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