In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.