Monthly Archives: October, 2019

Sunday Cinema – “Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror”

Count Orlock wishes to purchase a home in the town of Wisbourg, Germany. A local real estate agent sells the count a property across from his own. When he visits the count at his castle, the real estate agent gets the feeling the count isn’t what he appears to be…

The actor who plays the title character has a familiar name, Max Shreck. This was the name of one of the secondary villians from “Batman Returns” as played by Christopher Walken and is a significant name at that. If you remember in the movie, Max wanted to “suck” electricity from Gotham and in turn sell it back to the city, much like Nosferatu “sucks” blood from his victims…

Someone posted this silent film classic online for all to enjoy

Sunday Cinema – “The Phantom of the Opera”

This story has been remade many times over the years and is based on a novel by Gaston Leroux from 1909. A badly-disfigured but insanely-talented “Angel of Music” haunts a paris opera house, where he falls in love with a young opera singer. Kidnapping, beautiful music, & a shocking reveal ensues. One of Lon Chaney’s more infamous roles.

Someone posted a copy of the film with the original restored soundtrack online for all to enjoy.

Sunday Cinema – “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

Francis & Alan head to the local fair in their small town where the come across Dr. Caligari & his cabinet. The cabinet contains Cesare, a gentleman plagued with somnambulism (sleepwalking). Cesare also apparently has the ability to predict the future as when Alan asks what will happend to him the reply is that he would be dead by dawn. When Alan turns up dead the next morning, Francis & his fiancee Jane scramble to find the murderer. Jane is next on the dear doctor’s list…

A classic and in a vague form the first “zombie” movie in that Cesare has no control over his mind or body, he is at the mercy of Dr. Caligari.

Someone posted a copy online for all to check out!

Sunday Cinema – “Der Golem”

A Jewish tale about a rabbi who creates a clay man and brings him to life in order to protect his people from anti-semites. Centuries later, an antiques dealer finds & ressurects the clay man who falls in love with the man’s daughter. When she doesn’t return his affection, the clay man goes on a rampage.

An interesting film from 1915, the story still holds up and the imagery is still striking in the age of CGI effects.

Someone posted the full (as complete as possible) film online for us to enjoy.