The Enchanted Well (film #4 on Marvelous Melies (A-1 Video)). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A dorky guy spurns a beggar from drinking from his well, so the beggar casts a spell on it. Soon the well is behaving in a most un-well-like way, such as spouting flames, growing to twice its size, and spewing forth pitchfork-weilding demons. Then things get really unbelievable as our hero is attacked by an early version of Cecil the Dragon (as in Beany &...). Melies was at his best with this kind of thing, especially when he focused on unbelievably silly hellspawn. A 1903 Melies film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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