Monday, October 29, 2012

Dead Of Night review

Dead Of Night
Directed by – Dan Curtis
Year - 1977
Starring - Ed Begley Jr, Patrick Macnee, and Lee Montgomery

"How many doors are in the house mommy?" - Bobby

PLOT - This anthology tells three stories: a man buys a car that takes him back and forth through time; a tale of vampires; and a distraught mother asks for her drowned son to come back to life and gets more than she bargained for. 

LOWDOWN – Back in the 1970's Dan Curtis was a genius when it came to horror and suspense. He was the man behind such classics as Dark Shadows, Trilogy Of Terror, and Burnt Offerings. After the success of his awesome made for TV horror anthology Trilogy Of Terror, Dan decided to return to the same stomping ground with Dead Of Night. I first watched this movie back in 2010 when I was away at school and spending a lazy afternoon working on projects. I'm a huge fan of Burnt Offerings (in my eyes it's one of the best haunted house movies of all time.) I was looking up different 1970's horror movies on YouTube and came across this one. Having just finished the remake version of Dark Shadows, I was in the mood to see what Mr. Curtis had in store. So for a good hour I sat down and watched three very interesting tales of horror. I have to say the big pay off is the last segment titled “Bobby” which was remade for Trilogy Of Terror II. This movie features three tales (the first one a little tame, the second with a clever twist, and the third down right terrifying with it's ending shot.) If you're ever looking for a good thrill ride if you've loved the Trilogy Of Terror movies, or just love the late Mr. Curtis' work, you'll love Dead Of Night!

Three Stars!

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