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Night of the Devils (1972)
"La notte dei diavoli" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  29 April 1972 (Italy)
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The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

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Cast overview:
Gianni Garko ...
Nicola
Agostina Belli ...
Sdenka
Roberto Maldera ...
Jovan (as Mark Roberts)
Cinzia De Carolis ...
Irina
Teresa Gimpera ...
Elena
Bill Vanders ...
Gorca Ciuvelak (as William Vanders)
Umberto Raho ...
Doctor Tosi
Luis Suárez ...
Vlado
Sabrina Tamborra ...
Mira
Rosita Torosh ...
Nurse (as Rosa Toros)
Stefano Oppedisano ...
Male Nurse
Maria Monti ...
The witch
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In this adaptation of Tolstoy's story the Wurdulak, a mentally ill patient known as Nicola (Gianni Garko) flashes back to horrifying experiences that he encountered while driving through the country. Upon damaging his car, Nicola sets out for help, only to meet a mysterious family that lives in total fear of someone or something. This evil force slowly penetrates the household and thrusts each of its members into a frenzy of absolute terror! Written by Zach R.

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For God's sake keep the windows closed.
2 September 2008 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Story about a man who breaks down and seeks shelter with a less than ordinary family with an extraordinary dilemma. Let's just say things do go bump in the night for this family of the woods.

Night of the Devils unfortunately is vastly unseen. It has lots of things going for it, like a cast that is truly gung-ho and some pretty good writing. The atmosphere is dark and ominous which gives the film a really great feel.

The film does drag in parts where some scenes will go on for a tad too long, but sometimes this becomes a good thing, because it will strengthen the mood of the film. Also the film struggles with its music at times. The music itself is good, and fitting, but at the same time the timing wasn't used very well. Instead of letting the scene play out and remain questionable they'd throw in music where it'd make you realize what would take place. Minor issues that barely damage the viewing experience as a whole.

Overall the movie was a really good slow-burn flick with pretty strong performances, an eerie vibe and awesome fx work. Though plagued by a decent amount of predictability it still ended up being a very recommendable movie to horror fans who can dig slower films.


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