Do you know which country helped shape the horror movie genre? If you guessed Germany you guessed correct. During the early years of film, when “silent” films where all the rage, Germany was on the forefront of crafting the movie industry, and one of the areas the county’s filmmakers exceeded in was the creation of the horror film. The Expressionist film movement in Germany, from the 1910s throughout the 20s, is still seen as one of the most influential periods in film history.
Quite a few modern horror films can trace their origins back to a handful of German classics, so why not take a trip back in time this weekend to enjoy some of the early years of horror? We’ve included links to view three of what many consider to be the top German horror films from the Expressionist movement: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920), and Nosferatu (1922).
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)