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Plot: Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests’ own bizarre tales.
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Grandfather of the multi-horror story film genre
Dead of Night is one of those movies that actually started a genre. Tame to today’s standards many of its short stories can be traced to horror plots today; most notably the ventriloquist dummy come to life (Michael Redgrave sequence). This movie takes horror where it should remain…the suspense film. We can see all the blood and gore today but why do films like The Six Sense (1999) or What Lies Beneath (2000) remain a success? Everyone has their own fears and thoughts of horror; and the thought of that fear and horror adds to the suspense film in all ways more thansay the breed of horror slasher films…probably best portrayed by Psycho, Halloween and the Scream Films. Dead of Night isn’t a Hitchcock film but it uses the same actors of his England days and uses the same suspense techniques seen in his tv series. Check this film out and watch it from the perspective of the 1940s viewers eyes and see why it was popular. Also check out Cat People (1942)and M (1931)
Classic horror movie
Scary British horror film with a bunch of people in a beautiful British country house sitting around and telling horror stories.
A man in a hospital has a horrific vision that later saves him; a young girl has a ghostly experience at a Christmas party; there’s a haunted mirror sequence; a purportedly humorous ghost story involving two golfers and a downright terrifying sequence. This has Michael Redgrave playing a ventriloquist whose dummy seems to have a life of its own. The dummy is terrifying and Redgrave is superb–he actually became a ventriloquist for the role! It all has a framing story which ends with a somewhat predictable ending. However, back in 1945, this ending was probably brand new and must have jolted audiences.
I caught this on TV back in the 1970s. It was on LATE at night (about 1 am) and I was only 13 but I stayed up to watch it. I was fine with it until the Redgrave sequence and the one following it–those two scared me silly and I couldn’t get to sleep–Hugo’s face kept appearing in front of me! Seeing it now, all these years later, it STILL works on me. The stories have all been redone as episodes of “Twilight Zone” or “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”…but none have matched this movie. It’s well-acted and has multiple directors doing separate sequences. There’s next to no violence and no sudden shocks–it scares you but it sort of creeps up on you. A perfect example of subtle horror. The only misstep this makes is the stupid golfer story–it’s not funny and pretty dumb–but this is a small complaint. A true horror classic.
The DVD print is in pretty poor condition. The picture is clear but somewhat faded and the audio drops in and out (music especially). Still it is watchable and that’s what counts. A 10 all the way.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min), 1 hr 17 min (77 min) (USA), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Germany)
Genre Drama, Horror
Director Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Writer John Baines (screenplay), Angus MacPhail (screenplay), T.E.B. Clarke (additional dialogue), H.G. Wells (original story), E.F. Benson (original story), John Baines (original story), Angus MacPhail (original story)
Actors Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall, Googie Withers
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Ealing Studios
Sound Mix Mono (RCA)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,865.4 m (10 reels) (UK)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm