Dead of Night

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 10, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 30


User Ratings: 3,416
Rating: 5/5 -- By turns eerie, funny, macabre and utterly chilling. Full Review
The List
Feb 24, 2014
Rating: 5/5 -- Ealing will for ever be associated with its celebrated comedies, but this chilling quintet deserves to be considered among the studio's finest achievements. Full Review
Radio Times
Oct 6, 2013
Nearly 60 years on, Ealing's compendium of spooky tales remains scary as hell. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- A dead scary horror movie that skimps on the blood but not the goose bumps, Full Review
Oct 7, 2008
Producer Michael Balcon turned each individual episode over to a different director and, told via flashback, they're equally good. Full Review
Oct 7, 2008
The directorial contributions of Dearden and Hamer, the art direction (Michael Relph), lighting (Stan Pavey and Douglas Slocombe) and editing (Charles Hassey) combine to make this the smoothest film yet to come from an English studio. Full Review
Monthly Film Bulletin
Aug 1, 2015
Spasmodically effective. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Sep 26, 2007

Product Description:

On seeing Eliot Foley's house, Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) pauses querulously. Meeting the assembled guests, he falls into numbed silence. Although Craig has never visited Foley (Roland Culver), the experience is eerily familiar. He has seen this place before and has met these people--in a recurring nightmare.

One guest, psychiatrist Dr. Van Straaten (Frederick Valk), thinks Craig is irrational. Others support Craig, telling of a curious forewarning of death; describing a ghostly encounter at a children's Christmas party. Joan Cortland (Googie Withers) recounts the chilling events that occur when she gives her fiancé (Ralph Michael) an antique mirror. Trying to break the darkening mood, Foley contributes a light-hearted tale. But Van Straaten provides the grim case history of a disturbed ventriloquist. And everything spirals out of control as Craig's nightmare comes to fruition.

DEAD OF NIGHT is a classic horror film with different directors handling different parts of the story. Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Robert Hamer, and Basil Dearden all contribute to this wickedly fun fright night.

Product Description:

This film features five stories of supernatural terror from four directors. A group of strangers are inexplicably gathered in an isolated country estate. Dreams and nightmares dominate the conversation, and each guest shares a frightening event from his o

Plot Synopsis:

DEAD OF NIGHT is a classic ghost thriller about the gathering of a group of people who have portentous dreams. The climax with Michael Redgrave as a ventriloquist is particularly suspenseful.


Production Notes:

  • DEAD OF NIGHT was released in London, England in September 1945.
  • Four of Ealing studios' directors worked on DEAD OF NIGHT. Initially, it was planned as even more of a communal effort--Charles Frend, who made 13 films for Ealing, was unable to participate as originally planned. Basil Dearden directed the framing sequence (based on a story provided by E.F. Benson) and the Hearse Driver sequence (also based on a story by E.F. Benson); Alberto Cavalcanti directed the Christmas Party sequence (based a story by Angus Macphail) and the Ventriloquist's Dummy sequence (based on a story by John Baines); Charles Crichton directed the Golfing Story (based on a story by H. G. Wells); and Robert Hamer directed the Haunted Mirror sequence (which was based on another story by John Baines).

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  • Sales Rank: 19,641
  • UPC: 644827653522
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