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A Terrible Night (1896)
"Une nuit terrible" (original title)

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A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

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A Terrible Night
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Terrible Night, A (1986)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Une Nuit terrible

Very funny film from Melies has a man in bed trying to go to sleep when a large bug (perhaps a spider) walks over him so the man has to battle it. This is a very funny short, which lasts just a minute but most of that time you'll find yourself laughing. The ways the man tries to kill the bugs changes from one bug to the next and they keep getting funnier. That weird, fantasy like world of the director is certainly on display here and fans of the man will certainly want to check this one out.


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