Sat Oct 29 at Loew’s Jersey: Will You Be There?

All THS members who plan to attend the Oct 29th Halloween show at Loew’s Jersey, featuring Wayne Zimmerman, please let Karen know by email to  Once we have an idea of who will be there, we can plan a post movie photo op with Wayne and the folks from the Jersey.

I’ll be there, will YOU be there?!  We sure hope so!


Title: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
When: Sat, Oct 29, 2011  8:15 pm
Where: The Landmark Loew’s Jersey – Jersey City

Starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt.  Directed by Robert Wiene.  1919  69mins.  B&W. Silent film to be accompanied by Wayne Zimmerman at the organ.

Long before the demented horror of Psycho, before the stylized sets and long shadows of Universal horror movies, even before the Expressionist-infuses Nosferatu — there was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a horror story involving hypnotism, madness, sleepwalking, murder and sexual threat.

Upon its release, it was hailed both in Germany and the United States as a masterpiece that elevated moving pictures to the realm of high art. Its highly stylized, often nightmare-like sets, stark lighting and shadows, and angled cinematography perfectly fit its theme of madness and disorientation, and made it perhaps the most visually striking movie yet produced. It defined the look of German Expressionist cinema — which went on to influence American horror films, Orson Welles, Film Noir, Hitchcock, and more.

Long hailed as a cinematic landmark, virtually every aspect of the film has been discussed and lauded. But the most fundamental and remarkable thing about the movie is its enduring power to scare the viewer. From the aghast faces in the very first shot to the final chilling scene, it remains a very frightening movie.

Note special pricing: $9 for Adults, $7 for Seniors (65+) and Children (12 & younger).

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