Last night Joy and I watched “The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari” (1920). This is sometimes considered to be the first true horror film ever made. It is also one of the earliest films to use a framing device at the beginning and end of the film with the majority of the story told in flashback. It’s not a horror film in the sense of shock value or making you jump or anything. Instead, it’s more of an unsettled feeling, and then towards the end there are scenes that turn everything you thought was real around on its head. Or do they? Well, that’s part of the fun, and there is no final answer, just questions, which also adds to the unsettled mood. Overall, I definitely enjoyed the film. I thought the story was engaging, and the expressionist style of the film (especially the scenery) really added to the mood and ambiance.

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