Dead of Night is a horror anthology from Ealing Studios that was a critical and popular success in its day and continues to thrill contemporary audiences.
Mervyn Johns plays an architect troubled by strange dreams. A weekend in the country with a client brings up a strong sense of Deja Vu and encourages the other guests to impart their tales of the unexplained, while he remains reluctant to share his own. I wonder why. The following stories are related for you to accept or not.
THE HEARSE DRIVER
by E.F. Benton, directed by Basil Dearden
Anthony Baird, Miles Malleson
Have you sometimes thought it might be better not to run for the bus?
THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
by Angus MacPhail, directed by Alberto Calvacanti
Uncredited as Francis Kent, Sally Ann Howes
There's nothing so very frightening about little children, or about a large rambling house, is there?
THE HAUNTED MIRROR
by John Baines, directed by Robert Hamer
Ralph Michael, Googie Withers
Is an antique a thoughtful gift, or are you borrowing second-hand trouble?
THE GOLFER'S STORY
based on The Unexpected Ghost by H.G. Wells, directed by Charles Crichton
Naunton Wayne, Peggy Bryan, Basil Radford
You'll pardon my saying so if you are one of the legions of folks who love to chase the little white ball, but don't you find some golfers to be just a teeny bit obsessive?
THE VENTRILOQUIST'S DUMMY
by John Baines, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti
Keep your friends close because your enemies may be even closer.
Googie Withers, Roland Culver, Mervyn Johns, Mary Merrall, Frederick Valk
A relaxing country house party for the weekend or a nightmare?
Dead of Night is part of the TCM super spooky Hallowe'en lineup on October 31st. This British classic is slotted in for 6 PM, just when the little monsters come knocking at your door. Don't jump!