Public Domain Movie Of The Week: The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari

dr-caligari-peekingThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or of you want to impress your friends with your fluency in German- Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, is often considered to be the first horror movie ever made. It’s debatable as to what the first horror movie actually is, or what constitutes horror for that matter, but most people give it to Caligari. But any debate on that is pretty irrelevant because Dr. Caligari is one heck of a movie.

Told mostly in flashback, the story centers on the evil Dr. Caligari. He travels the countryside wowing people with the predictions of his psychic somnambulist. During one of his shows at a local fair, a man asks the somnambulist [...]

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This Date In Movie History: November 2nd

November 2nd has been an interesting day in movie history. [...]

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All Aboard The Midnight Meat Train

If you didn’t know any better, you might think The Midnight Meat Train was the most anticipated, greatest movie you never heard of. [...]

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A Review Of The Devil’s Rejects- That’s A Better Introduction Than It Deserves

William Wyler once said a movie is “eighty percent script and twenty percent you get great actors.” Unfortunately Rob Zombie’s math was a little off when he made The Devil’s Rejects, as he had about eight percent script and two percent competent actors. [...]

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Sex Crime Of The Century

Revenge movies really started to come into their own in the 1970′s. Movies like I Spit on Your Grave, Death Wish, and Coffy featured seemingly normal people who become bloodthirsty maniacs hellbent on retribution. It even crossed genres, such as in High Plains Drifter, a western. [...]

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A Killing Spree In The Badlands

There have been several movies based on the Charles Starkweather/Caril Fugate killing spree of the late 1950′s. Badlands, the debut of writer/director Terrence Malick, is one such movie. [...]

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Henry: Portrait Of A Movie Review

Henry, played by the always great Michael Rooker, is a drifter. He spends time driving and working low-paying jobs. But he’s a little different than your ordinary drifter. Shots of murdered women are intercut with Henry’s menial activities, implying that murder may be his hobby. [...]

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