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#920: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

29 Oct

Perhaps a functional church doesn’t seem the likeliest of places to attend a screening of the first (intentional) horror movie accompanied by live organ music, followed by a parade of ghouls and other demonic figures.

Perhaps it seems practically anti-religious to view The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari after watching a skeleton play the cello.

I’m with you.

But it was a pretty fun Halloween experience.

Perhaps you have no idea why many parents thought it would be a good idea to bring their kids to a silent film where they had to sit quietly in uncomfortable chairs and try to decipher small subtitles (if they were old enough to read), and then watch creepy creatures come down the aisle and stop specifically in front of them to attempt to scare them.

I’m still with you.

All I can guess is these parents believed their special, precocious children would somehow appreciate that their parents shelled out $25 a person for them to get some culture.

I’m not with them.

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