The Haunted Castle (1897)

UK, 1897
50 ft
black and white, 1.33:1

A British fantasy film directed by George Albert Smith. John Barnes, in his book The Rise of the Cinema in Great Britain has suggested that the film might never existed but is in fact a misidentification of Georges Méliès film Le château hanté (1897).


Director: George Albert Smith
GAS Films



  • The British Film Catalogue The Fiction Film 1895-1994 by Denis Gifford catalogue number 00073 – credits
  • The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies by R.G. Young p.268 – credits, note
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.10 – credits
  • The Rise of the Cinema in Great Britain by John Barnes p.86 – note