1920: How The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) was the first psychological horror.

In this video essay, One Hundred Years of Cinema discusses Robert Wiene’s 1920 silent horror film, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) exploring some of the features that make it one the most influential and widely-discussed films of all time.

 


One Hundred Years of Cinema


German Expressionism


Gothic Horror


Psychological Horror


Robert Wiene


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari