In 1897 Georges Méliès made a second version of "The Haunted Castle" that was shorter and a bit different in style. We have a surviving colored version, and the plot is similar in the sense that the devil is behind some trickery in a castle, although here it is more like the castle is haunted rather than the Devil being the perpetrator. In the end, the Devil does show himself.
The Devil's Castle (1897)
(Country Spesific) The Haunted Castle
(Original) Le château hanté
|Georges Méliès||-||The Nobleman of the Castle|
I found this movie a step back from "The Haunted Castle" from 1896, but maybe it was made like this for a few reasons. One, that Georges Méliès hand-colored the film, it being a very slow and costly process and thus a shorter film will do. And two, to try out some new techniques or perfecting old ones. It is nice to see a colored version, but in almost every other aspect it's lackluster. There is not a story or a clear introduction to the characters. There is not an ending to where the devil is defeated, so the religious aspect of it is toned down.