The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Often cited as the first true horror movie and one of the first films to tell its story through the eyes of a delirious madman, the techniques of this film milestone are rarely imitated. Eschewing naturalism, the movie's sets are all painted in hallucinatory black-and-white designs and the acting, as well, follows Expressionistic techniques popular in Germany at the time.
"...to do his evil bidding. With its painted shadows, twisted perspectives, skewed angles, and bizarre reality, The Cabinet of..."
July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten