Dead of Night
Director Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Starring Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver
This masterly portmanteau British horror from Ealing Studios is a superb collection of 5 macabre. supernatural tales, which take in haunted mirrors, ghostly children (and golfers), deadly premonitions, and, most memorably, a demented ventriloquist and his treacherous dummy, wrapped in one eerie package and made by 4 top directors of the era.
“Still the greatest multi-story ghost/horror picture” – Kim Newman, Empire
Average = 7.76
Very entertaining and unusual.
Zipped along nicely.
Good twist at the end – wasn’t bored through the whole film.
Loved the noirish lighting.
So hammy it’s spam!