Contibutors Opinions and Observations on a Genre Removal For an Old Title?

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.....The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Not Rated | 1min | Short, History, Horror | 28 August 1895 (USA)

As you can see it has a "Horror Genre" tag.
Since this is a historical film, I would like some feedback first before I submit a correction for deletion and correction of the tag.

Genres: Short | History | Horror

As you can see it only has the three tags.

My Question: Your opinion of replacing Horror tag with Drama.

I'm am asking first your thoughts on this.

It's better to ask a question and gain knowledge, than to learn from ones mistakes.
Although the mistakes, can be fun sometimes!

What do you all think about it?

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The film is so short (and silent) that it should probably just be categorized as "Short" and "History".
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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My point exactly
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It's definitely not horror, and I wouldn't call it a "drama," either.  This was made during the period of early cinema dominated by the "cinema of attractions," so-called because these are largely non-narrative films that don't fall into the movie genres developed some 20 or so years later with the rise of Hollywood and the studio system.

Specifically, it's a trick film, but even that is a rather retroactive label since this film in particular seems to be the first of its kind--made before Georges Méliès and others shortly thereafter popularized films based around such film techniques as the substitution-splice seen in this one.  But, then, I think Méliès has some pictures mislabeled as "horror," too.
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Thank you for your input. Goes with what I'm thinking. Want to have those I's dotted and T's crossed before I submit a correction on a film of this stature. Plus it would be my first ever submission on Genre. I tend to leave that type of submission alone because it is so subjective. This is the first time that I have come across a Genre tag that is obviously out of place.

A couple of more positives and I will fell better about the submission.