Night of the Big Heat details
|Starring:||Peter Cushing, Patrick Allen, Christopher Lee|
Night of the Big Heat
|Run time:||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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A very hot filmBy a customer from Suffolk, England , 23 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]As a big fan of Peter Cushing, this is a classic film. Peter Cushings' skill turned a dull script into a believable character. When you see the cast list up, you could be forgiven for thinking. 'Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee! just another Dracula/Van Helsing film.' But this is very different, there is a little subtle comedy, but the main theme is secrecy and suspicion, all to save a small Island, and ultimately, the planet. Just to add a bit more spice and tension, a mans past also catches up with him, that he doesn't want his wife to find out about.
What makes this film so good? Quite simply, the actors built up the characters and atmosphere so well, that, by the end of the film, I promise you will be rooting for them.
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Nostalgic and simple.. but good.By double_oo (1 review) , 11 Nov 2012Oh what a brilliant film. It's not for you if you are used to American blockbusters and if you have no sense of nostalgia. Set on a remote Scottish Island, it's claustrophobic and intense. The script isn't the best, but the naivete and honesty of the film makes up for it. Everyone, even the action hero, looks normal.
The ending, just like many of the films in this era, is abrupt and a little disappointing.
A lovely window to the 70s, where heroes never take their ties off when fighting aliens...
no sweat not!By juradino (815 reviews) from London , 07 Apr 2012Heat is on in this global warming scare film 1960s true style that warns us of aliens picking up on airwave emitions. Science rules fiction and everybody gets very angsty as night goes on. You may think being cool as cucumber but on the night...
Unusual horrorBy Christinekay (30 reviews) from Southampton , 29 Jan 2010'Night of the Big Heat' features stalwarts of the horror genre Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, with director (and horror specialist) Terence Fisher at the helm.
The story tells of a small island which is experiencing an extreme heatwave while the rest of the British Isles is having an equally extreme cold snap. The landlord of the local inn, who is also a writer, hires a secretary to type up his latest work - but is there more to their relationship than employer and employee? And what is the mysterious guest Mr Hanson up to with his camera?
As if this was not enough, strange events keep happening on the island, and it gradually becomes clear to the inhabitants just what is going on.
The action moves at a fair pace, and - gratifyingly - you are kept guessing as to what comes next. If I do have a criticism, it is that the final minutes are slightly rushed (budgetary concerns, perhaps?), but overall, this is an enjoyable and satisfyingly scary production.
if you love cushing and lee be warnedBy NativityInBlack (119 reviews) from Birmingham , 13 Feb 2009peter cushing is barely in this film for 15 minutes, Christopher Lee makes a much more telling contribution but both really play supporting roles.
still, its a very good film which i enjoyed immensley.
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quite goodBy a customer from england , 13 Jan 2006This film was quite good. I enjoyed it here and there, but their wasn's enough action in it. It was mostly drama.