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September 15, 2015

Episode 236: Dr. Caligari (1989)

Special Guests: Stephen Sayadian &
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain

We see you looking at us... We're discussing the 1989 film, Dr. Caligari. Directed by Stephen Sayadian and co-written by Jerry Stahl, the film is the third in a series of sexy, surrealistic films. It's the tale of Mrs. Van Houten (Laura Albert), a patient at the CIA -- Caligari Insane Asylum -- run by the granddaughter of the infamous German doctor.

Our good friend Heather Drain takes over the co-host chair this week.

Buy Dr. Caligari on VHS
Buy Dr. Caligari on DVD-R
Buy Permanent Midnight on DVD
Buy Cabinet of Caligari on DVD
Read Post-Nuclear Expressionism: A Stephen Sayadian Sampler by Heather Drain
Listen to our Night Dreams episode
Listen to the pilot for Sinema which covers Cafe Flesh
Visit the official Jerry Stahl website
Follow Jerry Stahl on Twitter
Visit the official Heather Drain website
Follow Heather Drain on Twitter

"Fruto Prohibido" - Mitchell Froom
"Thrill Factor" - Mitchell Froom
"Get Down Make Love" - Nine Inch Nails

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DR CALIGARI (1989) restoration promo trailer from Mondo Macabro on Vimeo.


  1. Great episode! I especially appreciated the interview with the fascinating Stephen Sayadian (glad that you finally got to talk to him).

    My only problem with the episode was Heather Drain. Don't get me wrong, It wasn't anything she said but that her freaking smoke detector kept chirping every minute or so.

    Whatever, I'm drunk... Thanks for introducing me to Stephen Sayadian's work and keep fighting the good fight.

    1. Thank you for your kind words about the episode and sorry that my smoke detector bothered you. C'est la via and enjoy delving into the amazing world of Stephen Sayadian!

  2. The still of Fox Harris in Fangoria? I vividly remember the green tape holding the plate together.