On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, ... See full summary »
On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon. Written by
The club patrons in the opening scene were friends of the crew. They appeared because there was no money in the budget to hire extras. See more »
When Johnny sits and talks with Capt. Murdock in Murdock's home, directly behind the captain, stuck to the wall under a leopard's pelt, is a small photo of a seated woman. The photo is entirely unobstructed. As the scene progresses, the photo inexplicably moves several inches to the left, to where it is now half-concealed by the leopard pelt. See more »
'And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the side of my darling - my darling - my life and my bride, in her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.' Edgar Allen Poe (from 'Annabel Lee') See more »
Odd, cowpelling little film, very mooch in the vein of moovies like "Carnival of Souls", about a lonely, fresh-faced sailor(Dennis Hopper) who falls madly in love with a mysterious, siren-like woman(Linda Lawson) who may be a mermaid - and a monster. Pre-psycho Hopper("Blue Velvet", "Easy Rider", "Apocalypse Now")actually plays a straight, all-American nice guy (for a change!), who happens to fall for the wrong beautiful girl. Lawson("Lets Kill Uncle", "Apache Rifles") makes for one sexy sea nymph, although she does dance like Elaine Bettis with rickets. Rounding out the cast nicely is the always-snuggly Luana Anders("Dementia 13", "Reform School Girls('57)", "Easy Rider") as the sweetie next-door who has the hots for Hopper's peach-faced sailor. Shot on a low budget, to be sure, but capably acted & directed, with a pretty neat story. Editing problems abound, and the climax is a little hokey, but the MooCow says this is one forgotten flick that should be dug up from the rubbish pile of stinky 60's monster flicks. "Night Tide" was written and directed by Curtis Harrington, whose stinky directing resume includes such bombs as "Killer Bees", "Voyage to the Pre-Historic Planet", and "Devil Dog: Hound of Hell", as well as stinky 80's tv series "Dynasty" and "The Colbys". "Night Tide" is one of those few moovies that you actually want to thank American International Pictures for making, since they would have been the ONLY production company to touch a film like this. The MooCow says dive right into "Night Tide" - the water is fine!! ;=8)
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