Night Of The Demon / Curse Of The Demon details
|Starring:||Rosamund Greenwood, Peter Elliott, Dana Andrews, Maurice Denham, Charles Lloyd Pack, Brian Wilde, Athene Seyler, Peggy Cummins, Lloyd Lamble, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Leech, Ewan Roberts, Liam Redmond, Peter Hobbes, Reginald Beckwith|
|Studio:||FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Night Of The Demon / Curse Of The Demon
|Run time:||2 hours 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Oct 2010|
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Top-notch in it's genre but a splendid film for viewers of any genreBy roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 07 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This is one of my favourite 'supernatural thrillers' --- a bit surprising really considering that it is a B&W British B film with the only well known star being Dana Andrews who, like so many other Americans with fading Hollywood careers, made the well trodden transatlantic journey (yes, I know you can't tread across the Atlantic LOL ).
But, make no mistake about it, this is one of those special films that does not need to have the budget or Hollywood star performers from 'Gone With The Wind'. It just has a certain formula and 'atmosphere', along with an unusual and chilling storyline, which works to perfection.
I have no doubt at all that this is, objectively, at least a 4 Star movie and in the case of this reviewer a subjective 5 Star rating.
I will not go into the plot here incase it RUNES (sic) your enjoyment of the story and the final outcome.
I cannot praise enough this low budget British gem, from an unlikely era when British B films did not exactly stir audiences, This film has not only 'stirred' me every time I've watched it but has increased my opinion that it is a minor masterpiece of it's genre and era.
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classic spooky filmBy fastforwardfan (50 reviews) , 04 Sep 2013I love these old classic horror films! Ok the special effects are rubbish compared with modern films but that is missing the point, this film creates a great atmosphere and the main characters are good to watch. The action moves along well and its not too long before the exciting ending.
could do with a remakeBy backfusion (11 reviews) , 03 Jun 2013Remember watching this about 30 years ago and i must admit i enjoyed it better then than I did last week, dont get me wrong it is an excellent film and if you have never seen it it is worth a watch and maybe a remake with today's technology would make it a five star film.
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Atmospheric and SpookyBy Bigal997 (1 review) , 02 Mar 2013I first saw this film when i about 14 and was allowed to stay up late and watch it on our black & white TV. Long before 24hour freeview it was usually the last film of the night. It always stood out as a good scary,turn the lights out,get cosy on the sofa movie. Sure the monster is rubbish but it still makes you feel uneasy when you hear that strange noise and smoke, especially the walking through the woods scene. I wish they would remake it but keep it as spooky and not some daft CGI gorefest. A great film with plenty of atmosphere I highly recommend viewing.
Classic B MovieBy Paxton (29 reviews) , 20 Jan 2013Why is this film so good? Firstly it is based on incredibly strong source material,one of the best ghost/demon short stories written by the best ghost story writer, M R James. Second a superb director, Jacques Tournier, who continues to influence directors tot his day and created a number of now standard horror film techniques. Thirdly a strong cast, Andrews is solid as a the lead; his best work was behind him by this point but he had been in some excellent movies prior to this and puts in a decent effort. The best acting performance comes from MacGinnis, who conveys a complex villain very effectively indeed. Just don't mention the demon! The monster effect has aged badly but luckily this doesn't distract too badly from the great story, direction and acting.
Superb B&W classic!By hennersdad (2 reviews) from Derbyshire , 08 Jan 2013Along with The Haunting, this is probably my favourite horror film from any period. Highly recommended to anyone. A total classic.