The quintessential cinematic work of German Expressionism, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), is explored. Doc Manson recounts the history of the company that made the film in post-war Germany, and gives a thorough summary of the movie’s story. Film theories about the socio-political themes of Caligari are considered, and an original interpretation of the film’s twist ending is offered. Along the way, Doc debunks some common online claims, including that Caligari is the first expressionist film, has the first twist ending, and is the first true horror film.

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Intro Music: Dark Intro by Sascha Ende
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/265-dark-intro
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/