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"Action which explains the title of THE TERROR, Flower City Amateur Movie Club, Rochester, New York." Movie Makers, June 1930, 352.

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Frank J. Buehlman

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1930

Description:

"The production of the Flower City Amateur Movie Club of Rochester, N. Y., Terror, 400 ft., 16mm., was written and directed by Frank J. Buehlman. It was recently screened as a special, added feature on a week's run at the Little Theater in Rochester. Terror is a psychological study of the effect of fear. Its story is based on a practical joke engineered by friends of the victim who, to the end of the film, remain ignorant of the disastrous results. As the story develops, we see the commonplace incidents of every day life through the eyes of the fear obsessed principal character. The handling of the theme required great care but the producers succeeded in making the highly fantastic reactions of the character seem plausible. With its exquisite lighting effects and the dramatic power achieved in the climactic sequences through cinematography, this film is certainly outstanding." Movie Makers, Dec. 1930, 759.

Resources:

The Flower City Amateur Movie Club advertised an interest in an "inter-club film contest," challenging New York and New England area movie clubs to compete with Terror. Movie Makers, Sept. 1930, 549.

Locations:

  • Rochester, N. Y. (Filming)

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Club Affiliation:

Flower City Amateur Movie Club

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Screenings:

  • Screened at the Little Theatre in 1930, Rochester, N.Y.

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