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Shocktober Foreign Frights: Germany

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10-13-2008
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For our third tribute to international horror, we set our reviewers on Germany. Arguably the country that lifted cinematic horror from the realm of melodrama, Germany's contributions to the genre extend from Expressionism to the krimi (in many ways a predecessor to Italy's giallo) and beyond. Here we look at two silent German horror, a krimi, a Gothic Poe semi-adaptation, and a remake of one of the greatest vampire films of all time.

Monday, October 13th: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) by Julia Merriam
Tuesday, October 14th:  The Golem (1920) by Chris Justice
Wednesday, October 15th: The Door with Seven Locks (1962) by Nate Yapp
Thursday, October 16th: Castle of the Walking Dead (1967) by Kevin Nickelson
Friday, October 17th: Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) by Nate Yapp

Reviews of other German Horrors:

Nosferatu (1922)
Faust (1926)
M (1931)
Vampyr (1932)
Circus of Fear (1966)
She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
Vampyros Lesbos (1971)
Baron Blood (1972)
Jack the Ripper (1976)
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Nekromantik (1987)
A Demon in My View (1991)
Zombie '90: Extreme Pestilence (1991)
Schramm (1993)
The Surgeon (1995)
Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead (1997)

Shocktober 2008: Foreign Frights:

October 1st - 4th: Mexico / South America
October 5th - 11th: Spain
October 12th - 18th: Germany
October 19th - 25th: Southeast Asia
October 26th - 31st: Miscellaneous

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