Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett star in director Kasi Lemmons' seasonal drama.
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Witness the birth of the modern horror film.
A classic of German Expressionism, the plot concerns the doctor of the title - insane, naturally - and the somnambulist Cesare (Casablanca's marvellous Conrad Veidt), whom the doctor displays at a carnival, claiming he can answer any question the punters care to ask. When Cesare correctly predicts a man's death before dawn, the protagonist, Francis, is drawn into the doctor's deranged scheme...
With a zombie-like killer and twist-in-the-tale this anticipates everything from psychological thrillers to stalk 'n' slash.
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