The Really Awful Movies Podcast

The Really Awful Movies Podcast

Really Awful Movies: Ep 79 - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

January 08, 2016

Das-Cabinet-des-Dr-Caligari-poster.jpgWe dip into German expressionism on the podcast this week, taking a look at the classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

The 1920 silent film is directed by Robert Wiene and is outside our primary mandate of covering horror and genre film "from the 1960s to today," as our tagline says. However, it's vital to understand the current context of horror by casting our gaze back at this marvel. Its influence has carried on through the work of Tim Burton, Bergman and countless others.

The tale of the oddball hypnotist (or somnambulist) is just as eerie and vital today as it was in its day.

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