With Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friendrich Fehér, Lil Dagover
Directed by Robert Wiene

A legendary classic from 1919/20. This moody, stark, dark horror film (initially slated for Fritz Lang to direct) tells the tale of a hypnotist trickster who displays a somnambulist (asleep for 23 years) at a carnival. But, this figure rises at night to perform the doctor's will, involving murder. One of the film's most memorable aspects is the Expressionistic painted warped perspective sets of Hermann Warm, Walter Röhrig and Walter Reimann. An amazing movie with a cool punch line to boot.

6 / A
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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