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Night Creatures (1962)

Captain Clegg (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Horror | 13 June 1962 (USA)
In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.

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Cast

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Imogene - serving wench
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Captain Collier
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Harry Cobtree
Michael Ripper ...
Jeremiah Mipps (coffinmaker)
Martin Benson ...
Mr. Rash (innkeeper)
David Lodge ...
Navy Bosun
Derek Francis ...
Squire Anthony Cobtree
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Mrs. Rash
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Mulatto
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Frightened Man
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1st Sailor Jack Pott
Terry Scully ...
2nd Sailor Dick Tate
Sydney Bromley ...
Old Tom Ketch
Rupert Osborne ...
Gerry (as Rupert Osborn)
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Storyline

In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain Collier and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the real issue which seems plain enough to see. Captain Collier suspects that the odd village vicar might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious, or by posing as someone he is not? Written by Dylan Conner

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Who knows the truth about the curse of Captain Clegg? See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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13 June 1962 (USA)  »

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Night Creatures  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1776 and 1792. See more »

Goofs

When Collier is with Bliss discussing the bleeding scarecrow after he steps on his foot he is told that the Bosun needs to see him he then turns to bliss and says "my apologies Bosun".Bliss is the vicar not the boson. See more »

Quotes

Imogene - serving wench: Well if youv,e all done staring.
1st Sailor Jack Pott: If it,s all the same to you miss i,d like a few minutes more.
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Saw it once and it stuck with me..
4 February 2001 | by (Tampa, Fl) – See all my reviews

It's really hard to say but there are a handful of films that Horror fans worship yet they can't really be classified as Horror in the true sense. These films walk the thin line between Horror and Escapism and for some indescribable reason we view them as we would, say, a sleazy slasher or a bloody, profane gorefest. And most often, like I do, end up dubbing these films as the cream of the Horror genre.

I saw Night Creatures (1962) years ago on late, late night t.v. (about 2:45 in the a.m. on a very fuzzy broadcast station) and haven't yet recovered from it's power. Spooky escapist fare with strong horror trappings. Kinda like running around in fog at midnight.

Anyway, beautiful little film, definitely an unsung masterpiece from Hammer Studios. Don't know why this film is so damn hard to get a hold of. Anchor Bay has been releasing lotsa Hammer and I know they're no dummies, so why aren't they putting this gem out? It would also be sweet if Disney would re-issue their own version of Captain Clegg (Alias Dr. Syn, the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh) which, incidentally, came out the same year as Hammer's version.


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