A British classic of the horror genre. I must admit that I'm quite impervious to British ghost stories, anthology style horror films and ketchup in spaghettis altogether. So, according to me, the best moment of DEAD OF NIGHT is the confrontation between the two golfers, Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne, actors that some of you already appreciated in Alfred Hitchcock's THE LADY VANISHES. Recommended.
Una antología de historias fantásticas y sobrenaturales. Como suele suceder en en estos casos, unas se destacan sobre otras. Mis favoritas: la historia del ventrílocuo (verdaderamente perturbadora) y el espejo encantado. Igualmente la secuencia final, donde vemos a Walter Craig sumergido en una pesadilla que se pasea por casi todas las historias es potente, así como su final cíclico.
Potential masterpiece damn near ruined by the humorous story of the two golfers. I hated that segment, because it disrupts the building sense of dread. I wish it wasn't in the movie. The ventriloquist dummy story everybody talks about was somewhat of a letdown. I actually thought the mirror story was the best of the lot and quite eerie.
"I wish it were as easy as that. But trying to remember a dream is like, how shall I put it, being out at night in a thunder-storm. There's a flash of lightning and, for one brief moment, everything stands out: vivid and startling."
Dead of Night is one of the first horror flicks ever made. It's also the movie that back in 1946 inspired early 20th century cosmoligists Fred Hoyle, Th. Gold and Hermann Bondi into elaborating a new model of an ever lasting infinite and static universe. Only 25 ys later the Big Bang model will gather plenty of evidence in his favor and cut the dispute. Now you know a little geek fact about this movie.