Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (1920) – Masters of Cinema Restoration.

Shadows dance upon the walls of Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (1920).  The world of shadows and light, edges and angles, the slanted and the macabre, all seem so much more at home in silent cinema as a whole; images that negate sound have a very natural ghostliness to their nature.  This is doubly so for a film that nigh on invented horror … Continue reading Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (1920) – Masters of Cinema Restoration.

Nosferatu – A Comparison. (F.W Murnau, Werner Herzog)

Article originally published on http://www.ACEliverpool.com There’s something wonderfully timeless about early vampire films. No matter how aged the visuals of screen adaptations look, the bare bones of the narrative make them compelling and often affecting slices of drama. Even the word Nosferatu drips with gothic headiness and its jagged inflections speak of something dark, morbid and supernatural. Though not a completely accurate adaptation of Bram … Continue reading Nosferatu – A Comparison. (F.W Murnau, Werner Herzog)

A Beginner’s Guide to Vintage Horror 1920 – 1960.

Taking a side step from simply looking into the work of one particular director, here we are going to be looking at the highlights from a whole genre.  It seems like a big ask but really the genre of horror needs its past remembering now more than ever.  With the modern interpretation of genre reliant on set pieces or gore and torture, and with very … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Vintage Horror 1920 – 1960.