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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Classic Horror Films: Day 26 (DEAD OF NIGHT - 1945)

Do you like spooky films with several episodes which start rather nice and light and have kind of a surreal finale? Films without gore and such?

Well - in that case one of my alltime favourite films might be just your cup of tea:

Dead of Night (1945)

A man stays for a weekend in a house he never was before - and mets six persons he didn't meet before - though he knows them all: He dreamt of them in his returning nightmares.. And he is sure that something horrible will happen - though he can't remember what. When he tells his companions about his dreams they start to tell him some supernatural stories, too..

This is just a wonderful film - with a great cast: e.g. the magnificent Googie Withers. And the episodes are quite entertaining - and reaching from a wide range: there is kind of a ..uhm.. "gentlemen's joke"-episode about a haunted wedding night - and who ever saw this film will never forget the haunting performance of Michael Redgrave (yes, I have a soft spot for him..) as a ventriloquist driven mad by his dummy..

Please, make sure to get the "full" version: I have heard that for the US market back then two episodes were cut out..


Renata said...

I liked this one!!

Irene Palfy said...

Oh, that's great, Renata! :")


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