Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari /

13. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Release Year:1920

Director: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher

Travel back to 1920 and you’ll find one of the scariest films of all-time. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a German silent horror film that only needs frightening visuals to terrify audiences.

The tale follows a mad hypnotist who is committing murders. Dr. Caligari sets up a show at the local fair and that’s all he needs to work his sinister magic. The ending of the film is set fittingly inside of an insane asylum.

The use of lights, props and camera angles bring to life a terrifying silent film that is loud and clear with its use of visuals. The movie stands as a cult classic almost a century after its release.

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