Episode 093- Again, Volatile Substance: Caligari Goes to the Oscars

2020 is the 100-year anniversary of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’, the German Expressionism film that created the visual and thematic template for the modern horror movie.

And I think it is very fitting that three films up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year were horror films in disguise.

Join me as I show how three very different films carry the Caligari DNA and continue to expand the language of the modern horror film.

I hope you enjoy the show!

Movies Discussed:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Shape of Water (2017)

Get Out (2017)

Combat Shock (1984)

Joker (2019)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Taxi Driver (1976)

The King of Comedy (1982)

Easy Rider (1969)

1917 (2019)

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Come and See (1985)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

Parasite (2019)

The Funeral (1984)

Audition (1999)

Sleep Tight (2011)

US (2019)

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