The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

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The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

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Sika: Why should the master have left his brother anything? He never cared for him; never came to see him while he was alive.
Degar: Perhaps he will be the first of the heirs to die.
Sika: According to the master's will, the rest of us will inherit his share.
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Mad Killer Roams Around Old Dark House
19 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie is "The Cat and the Canary" meets "The Old Dark House". Lugosi is given top billing but his character is secondary in the plot . A mad killer is stalking the grounds of a spooky old house after going on a killing spree and evading the local police. Inside the house are some murder victims but is the mad killer the real culprit? The house also contains a laboratory where a young scientist is attempting to experiment with a chemical formula that he hopes will raise the dead and is using himself as a guinea pig."Night of Terror" is yet another murder mystery masquerading as a horror story. Bela Lugosi was added to the cast to give the film a horror element but all he does is provide a few menacing glares. Old Dark House thrillers were very popular with movie audiences in the 1930's and Night of Terror is a prime example of one. Wallace Ford is around to add the obligatory comedy relief that film makers felt was necessary to relief the tension in these kinds of productions at the time.The film also has a black comedy ending.

Night of Terror was included in the Son of Shock Theater Movie package sold to local TV stations across the country in 1958 by Screen Gems following the success of Shock Theater in 1957. Night of Terror may seem quaint by today's standards but film buffs will find it an entertaining way to spend and hour


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