We end Shocktober at the beginning, where many claim the genre finds its origins. Let’s discuss the haunting masterpiece of “Dr. Caligari”.
The Most Amazing Podcast Every Screened.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
Claimed by many as the first horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari brings silent film, German art-house, and scares to a wide new audience. A film that is reported to have inspired hundreds of films even in modern cinema, The Cabinet sprinkles its influences everywhere. Join us for a breakdown of the film as well as some tidbits about what happened next to the actors.
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction, and more!
“Man wakes up and things go awry.” – Carnage’s Five Second Summary.
We wrap up this year’s Shocktoberfest with a somber entry. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari hits on a whole different level of horror for us.
We have done artsy and we have done foreign, but this blends those two together with our first silent film. Truly beautiful set design and make-up artistry bring the story together for an amazing foray into the horror genre.
Thank you to all of you who joined us for this year’s Shocktoberfest. We truly appreciate your continued audience and listening. We hope you keep listening all year round and remember next year this time will be Sawtober in where we will bring you each and every Saw movie — even if it breaks us and our friendship.
Make sure to watch The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari so you aren’t spoiled. Then check out this week’s episode with Chaos and Carnage.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is streaming on Shudder.Did you miss an episode of our Shocktober special featuring horror classics? Catch them all here: Nosferatu the Vampyre, White Zombie, The Mummy.