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Directed by Paul Mayersberg
United States, 1988


Far across the cosmos from our world lies a planet bathed in perpetual daylight. Soon nightfall will come and bring with it tremendous destruction. Science struggles against superstition in this dramatic portrayal of Isaac Asimov’s award winning short story.

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Nightfall Directed by Paul Mayersberg

Critics reviews

Whether you like this or not — and it’s quite possible that you won’t — this has got to be one of the weirdest and most original movies around. Written and directed by former film critic and scriptwriter-turned-director Paul Mayersberg, [this] harks back to a lot of 60s Corman productions in various ways, for better and for worse; it also may be the first U.S. exploitation film to show the influence of Raul Ruiz in its striking use of colors and color filters…
June 01, 1988
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  • kzka's rating of the film Nightfall

    An incoherent adaptation of an unfilmable Asimov story valiantly attempts serious sci-fi but achieves hilariously daft results. One of those films so smothered in WTF that it attains an aesthetic all it's own. Almost watchable in a perverse way. Would make a great midnight movie.

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