Terrific! They don't make em like this etc etc
- Dead of Night review by AK
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You rated this film: 5
Five stories, ranging from gentle and funny to truly unsettling, are linked by their protagonsts meeting at a country house. Never mind that it's in b&w, or that they all speak with that vanished (or rather, venished) clipped British English of the 30s and 40s.. Or that there are no clever special effects or jump-moments.. Each story is self-contained, but you are also dying to know what will happen at the end..
My only gripe is that when we finally get there, it's unconvincing. But by then, it just doesn't matter.
Classic Ealing portmanteau film
- Dead of Night review by Pete W
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You rated this film: 4
Five stories of the supernatural or inexplicable told by the occupants of a country house. The stories range from the comic through some standard ghost stories to the two most disturbing tales, one involving a mirror and the one which everyone remembers about a ventriloquist. This last tale is a tour de force by Michael Redgrave as the ventriloquist who is either deranged or under the control of his dummy Hugo - we never really find out which. The black and white film is showing its age a bit but well worth seeing.