Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 3

So far my movie-a-day project has been going well. I didn't have a lot of time today, so I watched one of the shorter films sitting in my NetFlix queue, an old (and I mean old) black and white horror flick.

Day 3: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

I have to say, this movie wasn't quite as awesome as I thought it would be. It had been sitting in my queue for a long time, and I suppose that over that time I kind of built the movie up in my mind to be some epic of silent horror. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie, just not nearly as creepy or chill-inducing as I was expecting. The story is basically about a traveling mystic who terrorizes a small town with the help of an enslaved somnambulist named Cesare. Like I've said, the movie is silent and therefore obviously in black and white. The scenery and backgrounds are done in a very interesting style. The characters are pretty interesting and the story's got a great, and very creepy ending.

Overall, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a ★★★ movie, and a piece of cinematic history well worth watching.

It's an old movie, but I managed to dig up a trailer of sorts that you can check out. It does have some spoilers, so beware:


  1. I'm glad you are doing these little reviews. Very cool. I will be back to check out some more. Been baking lately?

  2. Yay for film reviews, will check out some of these films, I like that you do these reviews!