The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari & talk on Vampires, Zombies &Serial Killers (FREE)

This sounds very interesting. Not only to you get to hear the wonderful Stephen Horne provide the musical accompaniment to the film, you also get to hear Professor Richard Dyer, talk about how vampires, zombies and serial killers are all close cousins and what we think it means to be human.

Is remorseless killing for the sake of it inhuman or all too human? Are vampires and zombies just the way serial killing was understood in earlier times? Why are serial killers so often represented as having supernatural powers over people? The presentation will explore these issues looking across a range of films from the history of the cinema.

Oh, and it's a free event.

The film needs little introduction.  A a tale of a mysterious showman who arrives in a small European town at the time of their annual fair and amazes the crowds with a somnambulist who knows the past and sees the future. Meanwhile, the town is rocked by a series of mysterious murders...


It is one of the most influential films of the German Expressionist movement and is often considered to be one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era in film.


Get your free ticket here:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/filmstudies/eventrecords/Caligarizxz.aspx

Meetup arrangements will be sent out a few days before the even

Join or login to comment.

  • Greg

    I actually made it but was late due to the fact the map provided in the link sent me to the wrong King's College campus. I thought it was odd that the map for the 'Strand Campus' showed a location south of the river, but as I had no other knowledge I went to where map suggested. By the time I'd met my friend and we walked across the bridge the lecture was already underway.

    Did the talk cover vampires at all? It seemed to be all about serial killers by the time I got there.

    Apart from that I enjoyed the film.

    October 27, 2013

    • Amran V.

      Aargh. Sorry about that Greg. I will have to check these maps in future.

      October 27, 2013

    • Townly C.

      Dyer talked about real serial killers of the 1910's and 20's (like the one that Fritz Langs "M" was based on) and the horror names given to them like the werewolf, but no there wasn't anything on vampires as I remember.

      October 28, 2013

  • Townly C.

    Sorry i missed you Greg and Bee ( I didn't know Irena was going at the time) It was very busy being a free event, so I went in at 6.25 ish to get a decent seat. It was very good, Caligari gets better, especially with Stephen Horne.

    October 27, 2013

    • Amran V.

      Thanks for your efforts Townly. Glad you enjoyed it.

      October 27, 2013

  • Townly C.

    Hello Bee and Greg,
    I'll be there at 6.15 outside the Arthur and Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre. The venue is new to me too, so I may be there a bit earlier.
    See you there,
    Townly

    October 25, 2013

  • Townly C.

    Hello Amran,
    That's fine, it could be Roger's last. See you on Wednesday for New Babylon

    October 21, 2013

  • Amran V.

    Hello all. I am afraid that like Clare, I have double-booked myself. I am supposed to be at the Roger Corman interview at the BFI. I am torn between the two but have decided on the interview. So, I am afraid I will have to pull out of this meetup. Sorry! Hope you have a good time

    October 20, 2013

  • Townly C.

    Hi Amran, Just to let you know that 2 friends Dan & Haruko will be joining us.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Realised I'm double booked that evening, so won't be able to make it . :(

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Realised I'm double booked that evening, so won't be able to make it . :(

    October 20, 2013

  • Townly C.

    This should be good with Richard Dyer. He wrote one of the few books that had a direct change in how I see a film - Brief Encounter.

    October 20, 2013

5 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy