Double Feature barley makes it. Last minute from a tiny closet in the historic Edgewater Beach Hotel. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a silent film. German Expressionism through the eyes of Time Buton. Surreal, gravity defying sets. Explaining the Mystery Spot. An asylum for the cartoonishly insane. The origins of the twist, and the lesser cited origins of bookends. The mundane work environment of Cabin in the Woods. The physical layers of the film and what they represent. Dark art wolf make out party games. Mythology and roles. Joss Whedon’s refusal to throw away characters. Playing What-If. The bike looks like something it’s not. Commenting on the cynicism. Breaking the perfect ten, over and over. Nine Inch Nails’ Last.
Also referenced: Piranha, The Haunted House, Tim Burton (Beetlejuice), M Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Son of Kong, Transformers, Psycho, Lost, Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects), Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), Funny Games, Slither, Lars von Trier (Anti-Christ), Martyrs, Firefly, Buffy, Dollhouse, The Avengers, High Tension, Wolf Creek, Hatchet, The Office, Alien, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, Wrong Turn, Videodrome, Buried, Pontypool
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
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Director: Robert Wiene
Writer: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz
Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover
Dr. Caligari's features his side-show somnambulist, Cesare, who makes deadly predictions.
The Cabin in the Woods
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Director: Drew Goddard
Writer: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Starring: Amy Acker, Bradley Whitford, Richard Jenkis, Fran Kranz
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.