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The Night Walker (1964)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  December 1964 (USA)
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A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.



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Release Date:

December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

William Castle's The Night Walker  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Stanwyck and her co-star Robert Taylor were married in real-life. They divorced about 12 years before this film's release. See more »


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Surprisingly good!
31 March 2002 | by (Athens, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the key to enjoying this movie is to come to it with no expectations, as I did--or to be a fan of William Castle (as I am becoming!). If you know William Castle's work, you know to expect low-budget chills that don't take themselves very seriously. What's surprising about this film is that it's actually fairly sophisticated. The plot has some excellent twists; the chills are more psychological and less gore-dependent than in other Castle films I can think of; and it's just fun to see two great (albeit aging) stars get their teeth into a horror script. Barbara Stanwyck is excellent, and Robert Taylor comes a close second.

Why this little gem isn't available on DVD with (what I consider to be) lesser Castle works baffles me. It's definitely worth seeking out for your next cheesy horror fest.

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