The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Directed by Robert Wiene
This still scary German silent is one of the most important horror films ever made. At the local town fair, the creepy Dr. Caligari sets up shop with a sleepwalking assistant. Soon enough, those who cross their path begin turning up dead. Featuring a stunningly gorgeous set design inspired by the angular extremities of German expressionist art, a subtle prediction of the dark direction Germany was headed, and a twist-ending that's been copied by countless filmmakers all over the world, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI is a must-see for any true horror fan.
This still scary German silent is one of the most important horror films ever made.
Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher
Great movie from the silent era 101 years ago and still a good film
My first time seeing this film. I gotta say, it was a lot better than I expected it to be.
AHHHHH - the first silent movie I had ever seen in my life - and boy am I glad it was because re-watching took me back. REALLY watch the plot line of the movie from start to finish - there are hundreds of movies since this movie was released, that take from the plot of this movie including the twist ending...what a masterpiece. A defining classic that will forever stand the test of time and a must see for all you horror movie fanatics out there!
One of the finest horror films ever made, from tone to style. All gracefully done.
I go back and forth on whether this or "Der Golem: Wie Er In Die Welt Kam" is my favorite silent film. The sets in this film are amazing, and the story (espscially the ending) seem ahead of its time to me.