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Saturday, May 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
100 Years of Horror Movies: The Legacy of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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Made in 1919, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is widely recognized as the first true horror movie and continues to be upheld as a sophisticated example of film-making. This panel will evaluate the impact of the film on horror over the next 100 years, from specific influences (e.g., the twist ending, Expressionism in Universal horror films) to general trends in horror films (e.g., monsters, serial killers, psychological thrillers--all of which descriptions could apply to Cabinet of Caligari) and how Cabinet of Caligari continues to be relevant a century later.

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Nicholas Diak

Co-Chair, Ann Radcliffe Academic Conf.
Pop culture studies, Italian genre films, industrial and synthwave music, tiki culture, pinup art and photography, cooking, cocktails, H. P. Lovecraft, sword and sandal genre, video games, retro games, and cats. Cohost of the HP Lovecast Podcast.

Speakers
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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Fantastic Tales of Terror, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8, as well as many... Read More →
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Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of In the Valley of the Sun, The Boatman's Daughter, and The Hollow Kind. The Boatman’s Daughter was listed among NPR's Best Books of 2020, the New York Public Library's Best Adult Books of the Year, and Library Journal's Best... Read More →
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Jonathan Lees

Beyond his current career as a Creative Director, Video, for the streaming service, TIDAL, Jonathan Lees has spent over twenty years championing filmmakers through his programming work with the New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, TromaDance, and now, Final... Read More →



Saturday May 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Emerald Room