The first depictions of the supernatural on screen appeared in several of the short silent films created by the French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès in the late 1890s. The best known of these early supernatural-based works is the 2 and a half minute short film Le Manoir du Diable (1896), known in English as both “The Haunted Castle” or “The House of the Devil”. The film is sometimes credited as being the first ever horror film. Just a girl who loves Horror movies tote bag In The Haunted Castle, a mischievous devil appears inside a medieval castle where he harasses the visitors. Méliès’ other popular horror film is La Caverne maudite (1898), which translates literally as “the accursed cave”. The film, also known by its English title The Cave of the Demons, tells the story of a man stumbling over a cave that is populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there. Méliès would also make other short films that historians consider now as horror-comedies. Une nuit terrible (1896), which translates to A Terrible Night, tells a story of a man who tries to get a good night’s sleep but ends up wrestling a giant spider. His other film, L’auberge ensorcelée (1897), or The Bewitched Inn, features a story of a hotel guest being pranked and tormented by an unseen presence.