Das Cabinet De Dr Caligari/Fun Facts

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  • Considered the first true "horror" film.
  • Rob Zombie affectionately parodied the film with his "Living Dead Girl" video.
  • The sets were made of paper, with shadows painted on the walls.
  • Writer Hans Janowitz claims to have gotten the idea for the film when he was at a carnival one day. He saw a strange man lurking in the shadows. The next day he heard that a girl was brutally murdered there. He went to the funeral and saw the same man lurking around. He had no proof that the strange man was the murderer, but he fleshed the whole idea out into his film.
  • Played at one Paris movie theater for seven years.
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