American psychologist John Holden (Dana Andrews) arrives in England to discover that his colleague, Henry Harrington (Maurice Denham), has suddenly died following his efforts to discredit notorious occultist Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnls). The cynical Holden dismisses Karswell's warnings as supernatural nonsense, even when he and Harrington's niece, Joanna (Peggy Cummins), are confronted by a series of bizarre and inexplicable events. Holden discovers that Karswell has slipped him a parchment featuring ancient runic symbols - a sign that, like Harrington before him, he has been marked for imminent destruction by a fire-breathing demon.
Fifties Horror Classic.
- Night of the Demon review by Steve Mason
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Exhilarating occult thriller based on MR James story. Features a great cameo by Brian Wilde (Mr Barrowclough in Porridge). And a film stealing turn from Niall MacGinnis as a Crowleyesque necromancer. An enchanting and exciting film.