The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Poster


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Remade as 

Dead by Dawn (2004) (Video)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
adaptation with dialogue

Edited into 

People Who Die Mysteriously in Their Sleep (2004) (Video)
segments used
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
adaptation is shot on green screen, using backgrounds from the original
365 Days, also Known as a Year (2019)
Footage from this movie is used.

Referenced in 

The City Without Jews (1924)
Design of madhouse scene
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
Lucien Littlefield is made up to look like Caligari.
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
Similarities to the movie within the movie
The Magic House (1939)
The hypnotist's name is Caligari.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Cited by director Orson Welles as influence.
Howlings in Favour of De Sade (1952)
Title is referenced
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) (Short)
Curtis Harrington's character Slave is based on Cesare, the somnambulist from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
Morpho's appearance as well as his behavior (a kind of killer sleepwalker controlled at will by Orlof, a mad doctor) are found in the binomial formed by Cesare and Caligari.
So toll wie anno dazumal (1962)
Title mentioned
Doctor Who: A Holiday for the Doctor (1966) (TV Episode)
The Doctor calls himself "Doctor Caligari"
It Takes a Thief: A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 2 (1969) (TV Episode)
Director Bolshoi says, "We're not making another Caligari."
Sisters (1972)
Baba Yaga (1973)
Poster for this film outside the CineClub.
The Horror Hall of Fame (1974) (TV Movie)
A clip is featured; Vincent Price discusses the film and meeting Conrad Veidt.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
When Riff-Raff opens a coffin and shows a skeleton, during "The Time Warp," the angle of his body, the coffin, and its door, as well as Riff-Raff's long gesture, directly reference Dr. Caligari opening the cabinet to reveal Cesare.
Fantozzi 2 (1976)
when asked what were his film preferences, Fantozzi answers to an artsy professor this film is one of his favorites
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
A display in the opening scene.
Password Plus: All Celebrity Week (1981) (TV Episode)
Betty White uses the film title as a clue
Inventura (1981)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Production design referenced.
The Horror of It All (1983) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured, the film is discussed.
Horror Vacui (1984)
The Fading Image (1984) (Short)
pictures shown
Defenders of the Earth: The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Real Ghostbusters: The Cabinet of Calamari (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
Brain Damage (1988)
Poster seen in Brian's room
Beetlejuice (1988)
The production design of the underworld is inspired by this classic German Expressionist film.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
It is referenced.
Freakshow (1989)
Dr. Borges' first name is Caligari.
Holy Batmania (1989) (Video)
Referenced directly with The Man Who Laughs (1928) as inspiration for the Joker villain.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, what is this? 'The Airplane of Dr. Caligari'?"
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward's appearance is reminiscent of the Sonambulist.
Nekromantik 2 (1991)
poster in house
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
shows a still from this
Heimat 2: Chronicle of a Generation: Das Ende der Zukunft (1992) (TV Episode)
movie poster in Reinhard's apartment
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Looks like 'The Garage of Dr. Caligari'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's like 'The Cave of Dr. Caligari.'"
Batman: The Animated Series: Fear of Victory (1992) (TV Episode)
Batman finding a dummy of Scarecrow in Arkham Asylum mirrors the finding of Cesare's dummy.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Looks like the cabin of Dr. Caligari.
At the Movies: The Beverly Hillbillies/Ruby in Paradise/The Nightmare Before Christmas/Fearless/Mr. Wonderful (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Nightmare Before Christmas" review.
Not Without My Handbag (1993) (Short)
The visual style is an homage to this film and German expressionism in general.
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
cited for its place in film history and expressionist cinema
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Opportunity Lost (1995) (TV Episode)
pictures shown
The Harmonists (1997)
Poster in Levy's office.
The Apartment Complex (1999) (TV Movie)
Ca. 5 min. into the film, Chett calls himself Dr. Caligari when he introduces himself to Stan.
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Characters were all part of her delusions
The Time Machine (2002)
The film is mentioned on the list of science fiction films that Vox shows Alexander in the New York Public Library in 2030.
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
Spider-Man (2002)
Equilibrium (2002)
Dusk to Dawn Drive-in Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) (Video)
"Not since 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' has the screen been so filled with the EERIE! the SHOCKING! the INCREDIBLE! the DIABOLICAL!" This is said in the U.S. theatrical trailer for 'Black Pit of Dr. M' ('Misterios de ultratumba').
Good Eats: Use Your Noodle II (2003) (TV Episode)
Alton confesses that, when he tries to fill dumplings freehand, he ends up "with something that looks like...the dumplings of Dr. Caligari."
Love Object (2003)
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen (2004)
Mentioned in interview.
Dead by Dawn 2: The Mask of Conrad (2004) (Video)
The story of Caligari is told by one of the characters - a major plot point.
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
seen written on paper
Batman Begins (2005)
Strong contrasts of lights and shadows.
Kismet (2005) (Short)
There are two shots in Kismet that replicate images from Kabinett des Doktor Caligari, one of them is a shadow on a wall, the other is a silhoutte on top of buildings. The latter of which is used on the Kismet poster.
A Black and White World (2005) (Short)
A scene including a stylised streetscape inspired by the expressionist artwork from 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Land of the Dead resembles Holstenwall
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article ("The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari").
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article ("The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari").
Watching the Detectives (2007)
A poster for the film is visible in one of the scenes.
Rifftrax Shorts: Safety - Harm Hides at Home (2008) (TV Episode)
Kevin: "And now, On the Road with Dr. Caligari."
House of Usher (2008)
In the final scene, it is revealed that Victor is a patient at an asylum, with Madeline and Roderick as his doctors.
House of Harrington (2008) (Short)
The film is mentioned.
Montage of Expression (2008) (Short)
stylistic homage
Dark City: Memories of Shell Beach (2008) (Video)
Rufus Sewell mentions this film.
United States of Tara: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: Aftermath (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: Inspiration (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil (2009)
during the opening scene the stage design has been modelled after the Expressionist film
United States of Tara: Revolution (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: Possibility (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: Betrayal (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
The Best of RiffTrax Shorts: Volume Two (2009) (Video)
Kevin Murphy: "And now, On the Road with Dr. Caligari."
The Eternal Pitfall of Prokofiev (2009) (Short)
The Devil character inspired by.
Shutter Island (2010)
identity confusion between inmates and authorities within madhouse
United States of Tara: Dept. of F'd Up Family Services (2010) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: Explosive Diorama (2010) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: To Have and to Hold (2010) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
United States of Tara: From This Day Forward (2010) (TV Episode)
poster in Marshall's room
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Secret Serum (2010) (TV Episode)
The restuarant "The Crab Net of Dr. Calimari", the surreal design of the building
Why Am I in a Box? (2010)
DVD cover art is seen in the video store
La dernière énigme (2011) (Short)
Title is mentioned
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture/mentioned by Stephen King
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011) (TV Episode)
Closing credits: "The Cabinet of Dan Caligari-neta"
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Movie poster seen
Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
Mike Matei mentions the color-tinting on the Blu-Ray
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave Puppet Theatre (2013)
In a black and white aside, Kevin Smith, attired as a Victorian raconteur, advertises a product which consists of a person inside of a large cabinet.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Dr. Watson calls Adam "Dr. Caligari."
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Heavy influence came from this film.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Living Dead: Full Length Commentary (2013) (TV Episode)
James Rolfe comments how Night of the Living Dead features use of shadows in the same style as Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
The Long Goodbye: Maxim Jakubowski on Hard Boiled Fiction (2013) (Video)
Mentioned. As 'Caligari'.
Movie Night (2013)
Small snippets are shown in the film.
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
seen by Alan
Clash at the Cabinet of Dr. Pretorius 1918 (2014) (Short)
Title reference.
The Wrong Boyfriend (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Suspiria (2015) (TV Episode)
A part in the movie reminds James of this film's architecture
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Is It Horror? (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions James' review of it
Archer: Motherless Child (2016) (TV Episode)
Cyril mentions 'the cabinet of Dr. Krieger' in dialogue.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg reads from RottenTomatoes.com's list of top movies
The Phantom Hour (2016) (Short)
Diminishing Returns: Tim Burton (2016) (TV Episode)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Golden Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
among James' top recommendations
American Dad!: Roger's Baby (2016) (TV Episode)
Roger's doctor is named Dr. Kaligary.
Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and discussed
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: News by Computer Foils Kidnappers (2017) (TV Episode)
"The computer of Dr. Caligari."
RiffTrax: Oblivion (2017)
Mike: "The High Noon Showdown...of Dr. Caligari."
Waxhouse Rock (2017) (Short)
Title is referenced.
Z Nation: Back From the Undead (2017) (TV Episode)
Character name
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One (2018) (TV Episode)
Caligari Carnival is a reference to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Le Cabinet de Suspiria (2018) (Short)
Title is referenced and the somnambulist character is a homage
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
A poster for this film is seen in Gerhard Brandt's film laboratory.
Between Two Worlds: Tony Rayns on 'Ministry of Fear' (2018) (Video)
Still. Mentioned as 'Dr Caligari''.
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Eurohorror (2018) (TV Episode)
As Núpcias de Drácula (2018)
Dr. Van Helsing's sanatorium, as well as the film's dreamlike atmosphere, are based on Dr. Caligari
Riverdale: Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak (2018) (TV Episode)
Cheryl's personal physician is named after this movie
Vintage Video: Forbidden Zone (2020) (TV Episode)
Patrick compares the sets of Forbidden Zone (1980) to this movie.

Featured in 

KIPHO (1925) (Short)
A short segment from "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari." is featured.
Nihon eiga-shi (1941)
Scenes used in this documentary.
Langlois (1970)
Scene of girl abduction and walking through surreal roof tops.
Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)
Movie watched by ghouls.
The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) (Video)
in part II
Screamplay (1984)
A character sees (and the viewer sees) part of this projected in a movie theater.
Permeke (1985)
clip included in the film
Dr. Caligari (1989)
Pieces of Silver (1989) (Short)
clips shown
Visions of Light (1992)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini Series)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: End of an Era (1995) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown ("The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari").
American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
100 Years of Horror: Sorcerers (1996) (TV Episode)
Monster Mania (1997) (TV Movie)
Film clips included
Kingdom of Shadows (1998) (Video)
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
The Story Behind 'the Man Who Laughs' (2003) (Video)
Several clips are seen.
Mabuses Motive (2004) (TV Movie)
Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: From Schönhauser Allee to Hollywood (2006) (Video)
Scenes used in this documentary.
The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1919) (2007) (TV Episode)
Film featured on this episode.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2007) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Phantom of the Opera (2007) (TV Episode)
A brief clip from this movie is shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dracula (2007) (TV Episode)
A brief clip from this movie is shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Creature from the Black Lagoon (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip of Cesare was shown.
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
A clip from this film is shown
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Creep Creepersin's Frankenstein (2009) (Video)
Clips shown on TV screen
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
Roger Corman mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown ("The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari").
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Black Cat & the Raven (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip of this movie was shown.
From Caligari to Libeskind (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
Showgirls: Exposed (2010) (Video)
Clips shown.
Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (Video)
Clips of the movie are shown during the begining of the short.
Hugo (2011)
brief clip of Cesare the Somnambulist
Portlandia: Cool Wedding (2012) (TV Episode)
watched on TV
Maniac (2012)
Movie is watched by the protagonists in the cinema here.
Vamps (2012)
Footage appears on a TV.
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Caligari - Wie der Horror ins Kino kam (2014) (TV Movie)
clips are shown
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Footage Shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1920s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Brainwashed Movie Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Cesare is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies: 1920s-1950s (2015) (TV Episode)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is #8.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Monster (2015) (TV Episode)
James recaps the plot and says how it has a bit of everything
Primordial (2015)
Valerie watches this film while hanging out in her room
The Darkness (2016)
It is shown on the TV in the grandmother's house.
Lost Emulsion (2016)
Clip Shown
Kitsune (2016) (Video)
In Hell, there is a video projected that contains scenes from the film
Sicko-Psychotic: Sicko-Psychotic's Twisted Halloween Special (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is shown in this episode.
TCM Guest Programmer: Amy Heckerling (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Narrators Who Lied to You (2017) (TV Episode)
Francis gets an honorable mention.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2017) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 50 Influential Horror Films of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is #16.
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Horror (2018) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Legend of Halloween Jack (2018)
Scenes from this movie are used throughout the intro
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Eurohorror (2018) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari's 100th Anniversary (2020) (Short)
Screencaps and clips are shown.
The Kill Count: House of 1000 Corpses (2003) (2020) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Cult Movies (2021) (TV Episode)
Clip shown

Spoofed in 

Das Kabinett des Dr. Larifari (1930)
The title is a parody of Robert Wiene's famous Weimar classic. 'Larifari' is a colloquial German expression for 'nonsense'.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #2.2 (1990) (TV Episode)
Hecubus is a parody of the character of Cesare.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #2.11 (1990) (TV Episode)
Hecubus is a parody of the character of Cesare.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #3.7 (1991) (TV Episode)
Hecubus is a parody of the character of Cesare.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #3.19 (1992) (TV Episode)
Hecubus is a parody of the character of Cesare.
Count Duckula: The Zombie Awakes (1993) (TV Episode)
Dr. Caligari and Cesar are spoofed as well as various scenes.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #4.4 (1993) (TV Episode)
Hecubus is a parody of the character of Cesare.
Rob Zombie: Living Dead Girl (1999) (Video)
Entire video spoofs the film
The Mental Dead (2003) (Video)
One set is an exact copy
Good Eats: Squid Pro Quo II (2006) (TV Episode)
Alton refers to a refrigerator full of squid as "The Cabinet of Doctor Calamari".
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #2.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
Hecubus is a parody of the character of Cesare.
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell: Episode #9.3 (2018) (TV Episode)
The character of Dr. Caligari is a guest on the show.
Bear with Me: The Lost Robots (2019) (Video Game)
Cabinet of Dr. Calamari is a spoof of Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

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