*Taken from Yahoo Movies*
~A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect. Cesare creeps into Jane's bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion. Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare's cabinet, while Caligari flees. Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum. He is the director! Or is he?~
-----The film is one of the first horror movies that was made. It was made way back in either 1919 or 1921, I have seen both years as release dates. But, do not judge this film based on the year that it was released.
This film has suspense and even some horror. I think there are 2 or 3 deaths in it, and creative ones at that. The acting is expressive like all early films and the actors/actresses constantly turn towards the camera when speaking, which resembles stage acting.
The only hard part about this film is that first of all it is in black and white, and second of all it is silent. If you can get past that, then I recommend that you at least watch this film once.
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