The Madness of Dr. Caligari (2016)

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The Madness of Dr. Caligary is an anthology with tales based on “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and will be published by Fedogan & Bremer in 2016.

Fedogan & Bremer release announcement:
THE MADNESS OF DR. CALIGARI,
for general release 31 Oct 2016, is Joe Pulver’s next foray into really Weirdmadness. With a cast of authors bound to make horror fans drool, he’s inspired them with the 1920 film classic which arguably launched both modern Horror films, and Noir to produce stories which challenge the reader: What IS real??

ToC for THE MADNESS OF DR. CALIGARI. (in order of appearance)

Ramsey Campbell  – THE WORDS BETWEEN
Damien Angelica Walters – Take a Walk in the Night, My Love
Rhys Hughes – Confessions of a Medicated Lurker
Robert Levy – CONVERSION
Maura McHugh – A Rebellious House
David Nickle – The Long Dream
Janice Lee – Eyes Looking
Richard Gavin – Breathing Black Angles
S.P. Miskowski – Somnambule
Nathan Carson – The Projection Booth
Jeffrey Thomas – The Mayor of Ephemera
Nadia Bulkin – Et Spiritus Sancti
Orrin Grey – Blackstone: A Hollywood Gothic
Reggie Oliver – THE BALLET OF Dr. CALIGARI
Cody Goodfellow – BELLMER’S BRIDE, Or, THE GAME OF THE DOLL
Michael Griffin – THE INSOMNIAC WHO SLEPT FOREVER
Paul Tremblay – Further Questions for the Somnambulist
Michael Cisco – The Righteousness of Conical Men
Molly Tanzer – That Nature Which Peers Out in Sleep
Daniel Mills – A SLEEPING LIFE
John Langan – To See, To Be Seen
Gemma Files – CALIGARISM

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The Madness of Dr. Caligari is mentioned in Michael Dirda’s Halloween book picks in (The Washington Post, October 19th 2016):

“Not least, “The Madness of Dr. Caligari,” edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr. (Fedogan & Bremer), brings together shockers — by Gemma Files, Richard Gavin, Paul Tremblay, Michael Cisco and others — inspired by silent film’s expressionist masterpiece “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.”

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The Madness of Dr. Caligari gets a mention in Michael Calia’s 6 New Literary Horror Collections for the Spooky Season (The Wall Street Journal, October 14th 2016)

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is nearly 100 years old, but the psychological thriller, about a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to murder people, remains a landmark in cinema. Pulver says the German expressionist film’s historical context, particularly its release during the Weimar era, make it such a fascinating subject. “Mind control and the various states, causes, and effects of madness, also make the film a rich well for today’s weird fiction writers,” he adds. Esteemed horror writer Ramsey Campbell kicks off the anthology with his story “The Words Between.”