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  1. Landen Celano's rating of the film Night Tide

    A hidden pearl amongst the muck of early-60s horror. Doesn't quite reach the moody depths of its predecessors like Val Lewton, or the surrealistic fringes of its independent contemporaries like Carnival of Souls, but it charts its own course bolstered by a unique performance from Hopper.

  2. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Night Tide

    3,5 Think I read someplace that certain film editors'd be irked at the supposition they were just cutting aces (so are butchers) or that cinematographers were cute shots snipers, or set designers prop-erecting hacks. They interpret, provide a vision of the whole and some productions are results of such organic & hermeneutic collabs. NT ends weakly but there's sth so youthfully jittery, searching & coherent in its use

  3. Rocco's rating of the film Night Tide

    Definitely marred by a not quite up to snuff ending but delicately bewitching nonetheless. The central performances are quite lovely and the fortune teller (or clairvoyAWNT as she'd prefer to be called) steals the show. Awesomely old school and weird.

  4. Justepourmesouveniraprès's rating of the film Night Tide

    Very nice film. Smart, mysterious, beautiful. Good script, dialogs and interesting aesthetic choices. Forgivable ending. 3.9

  5. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Night Tide

  6. Paolo Simeone's rating of the film Night Tide

  7. themroc's rating of the film Night Tide

  8. fane2808's rating of the film Night Tide

    Mysterious girls will always be more apealling than the ordinary girl next door, no matter if the latter lives @ a merry-go-round & makes damn good coffee, thus making her not that ordinary. And even if the mystery is a rather fake one, to keep M-girl away from boys. Latest Prince Charming is a sailor, a rather goofy one, which makes sense, as both him & fake mermaid seem to be sort of inadequate to life on shore.

  9. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Night Tide

    Twilight Zone. And Dennis Hopper, still influenced by James Dean, gives us a "fantastic" bad interpretation. He became a better actor when he discovered drugs, that's for sure...

  10. brandos's rating of the film Night Tide

    lovecraftian mermaid noir (my new favorite genre). the bad acting almost adds charm to it.

  11. EdieEmm's rating of the film Night Tide

    Oh, man, I'm a sucker for everything about this. The strange, disorienting allure of small-town boardwalk carnivals; a fortune teller, a sea captain, a mysterious woman in black; young Dennis Hopper as the over-earnest all-American Johnny, and Linda Lawson as 'exotic' foreigner & (literal) siren. All via exceptional cinematography & sound. Ample subtext, if you want it. Or just enjoy the show. Forgivable ending. 3.75

  12. David R Williams's rating of the film Night Tide

    Strange....dreamlike....a fusion of trance film meets horror....elements of noir....impressionistic and atmospheric...a despairing poem of desire....I read the film was influenced by Poe's “Annabel Lee”....haunting.

  13. Scienceofphantoms's rating of the film Night Tide

    The frames are inventive enough to keep me entertained. Showing off a number of distinct environments, drawing relations among objects - all very "classic" moves, but so hard to find when you aren't just watching the Great Masters. Harrington's stuff I'll have to see - he's eloquently planted himself with the genre. Begins as a dream, mostly maintains that quality. And Raskin's score is super fun. I'm having fun!

  14. caitlin.f's rating of the film Night Tide

    i could look past the horrible acting, but the plot just couldn't keep my attention. not the worst, but far from the best.

  15. Mark Tallo's rating of the film Night Tide

    Dennis Hopper definitely acted in worse movies.

  16. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Night Tide

    More a story of teenage longing and loss than a horror flick, Night Tide is both gentle in tone and beautiful in a surreal, enigmatic way. Notable are the sounds of waves splashing in the background and scenes of the mermaid/love interest wed to the water. An early indie gem from Harrington, known for experimental and queer cinema.

  17. bodhishin's rating of the film Night Tide

    Really enjoyed the feel and elements of the film. Scenes and dialogue pushes toward an Ed Wood style film.

  18. mpho3's rating of the film Night Tide

    The ending is entirely anti-climactic, and the young Hopper was not yet much of actor, but he was nice to look at as is the film itself with its great atmosphere. Eaton's delivery of "Don't use that expression - fortune teller. It's so vulgar. I prefer to be called a chiromancer or clairvoyant" is hysterical. The smartest words of Johnny Drake: "I guess we're all a little afraid of what we love."

  19. Enrico Cioni's rating of the film Night Tide

    Fantastic. Never has such an uncharismatic character as Johnny been so compelling. And the whole thing felt like a dream--the main character almost always in a sailor outfit, the merry-go-round music, the creepy fairground sculptures, the cigar-chewing masseuse, Mora's clawed hands, not to mention the actual dream sequences and the eerie harpy-faced woman... I wish Curtis Harrington could write and direct MY dreams!

  20. 2multo's rating of the film Night Tide

    Was great to see Dennis Hopper in this enjoyable film.

  21. T Mills's rating of the film Night Tide

    Mermaid Noir... A new subgerne! This film has an intriguing premise and stunning visuals but suffers from a weak script (that only gets weaker as it nears the end). With a good rewrite and an eerie minimalist score, the film could have been powerful. Still an interesting watch.

  22. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Night Tide

    This is the type of movie that I was used to seeing on a small b&w tv, which I kept through the 90's. It's a particular aesthetic to watch it on the small grainy TV in the middle of the night. It's very strange seeing this much detail and watching it in the middle of the day. I remember what Truffaut said about not wanting to work in color, and so I watched his movies on the b&w tv. Gorgeous film.

  23. Log Lady's rating of the film Night Tide

    Granted, this is far from being perfect, but despite the failings (occasional wooden acting, disjointed and sluggish pacing, horrible ending of too much tired exposition and a sudden syrupy solution), there's a mysterious and magical atmosphere which almost covers all the bumps and bruises. Enchanting b&w photography makes the locations seem out of this world, and some unforgettable scenes are almost mythical.

  24. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Night Tide

    Does a great job of creating a bizarre atmosphere in the first 80 minutes, and in the last 10 minutes undermines itself with an expository "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" conclusion and ending. Too bad.

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