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Dr. Caligari (1989)

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Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »


Stephen Sayadian



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Reynal Madeleine Reynal ... Dr. Caligari
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Dr. Avol
Laura Albert ... Mrs. Van Houten
Jennifer Balgobin Jennifer Balgobin ... Ramona Lodger
John Durbin ... Gus Pratt
Gene Zerna Gene Zerna ... Les Van Houten
David Parry ... Dr. Lodger
Barry Phillips Barry Phillips ... Cesare
Magie Song ... Patient in Straitjacket
Jennifer Miro ... Miss Koonce
Stephen Quadros ... Scarecrow
Carol Albright Carol Albright ... Screaming Patient
Catherine Case Catherine Case ... Patient with Extra Hormones
Debra De Liso ... Grace Butler (as Debra Deliso)
Lori Chacko Lori Chacko ... Patient in Bed


Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff want Dr. Caligari removed from their facility due to her controversial experiments with electroshock and hypothalamus injections. As Dr. Caligari continues experimenting with her patients, her daughter and son-in-law attempt to stop her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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the MAD doctor is in.


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Caligari 3000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Steiner See more »
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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film of Fox Harris. See more »


Gus Pratt: Juice me, I'm a shiver boy.
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References Nightdreams (1981) See more »

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Cafe Flesh creator's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari sequel is hilarious!
26 December 2000 | by raff-10See all my reviews

Stephen Sayadian's (AKA: Rinse Dream)tribute to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari tops the great style of Cafe Flesh and Night Dreams. A must see for fans of German Expressionism, New Wave (music & sets not film style, Adult humor, Sci-fi, Psychedelic cinema, Cult films and Black Comedy. The plot takes us to a cold, bleak future where the great grand daughter of the original Dr. Caligari is performing psycho-sexual experiments on mentally ill people. Her final "creation" is to switch the personalities of a serial killer cannibal and a nympho housewife, to great results!!! Dialog is delivered in an over the top, mock "arty" way. Characters pose and swish in stiff robotic style and deliver over the top, mock "arty" dialog without missing a beat of this well staged masterpiece. Not for everyone, only for the truly DEVO.

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