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Nothing But the Night -- In this horror thriller, a strange cult tries to achieve immortality by taking over the bodies of children in an orphange.

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Director:
Writers:
Brian Hayles (screenplay)
John Blackburn (novel)
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Release Date:
June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This nightmare has already killed five people - now it's yours to live!
Plot:
Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Good But A Bit Slow See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Colonel Bingham

Peter Cushing ... Sir Mark Ashley

Diana Dors ... Anna Harb

Georgia Brown ... Joan Foster
Keith Barron ... Dr. Haynes
Gwyneth Strong ... Mary Valley

Fulton Mackay ... Cameron
John Robinson ... Lord Fawnlee
Morris Perry ... Dr. Yeats

Michael Gambon ... Inspector Grant
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Alison
Duncan Lamont ... Dr. Knight

Kathleen Byron ... Dr. Rose
Geoffrey Frederick ... Computer Operator
Louise Nelson ... Nurse
Robin Wentworth ... Head Porter
Michael Segal ... First Reporter
John Kelland ... Second Reporter
Michael Wynne ... Donald
Kenneth Watson ... Jamie (as Ken Watson)
Andrew McCulloch ... Malcolm
Paul Humpoletz ... Angus
Stuart Saunders ... Police Sergeant

Stanley Lebor ... Policeman
Michael Brennan ... Deck Hand
Beatrice Kane ... Helen Van Traylen
Janet Bruce ... Naureen Stokes
Geoffrey Denton ... Paul Anderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martyn Battrick ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Brian Hayles (screenplay)

John Blackburn (novel "Nothing But the Night")

Produced by
Anthony Nelson Keys .... producer
Christopher Lee .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Williamson 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Colin Grimes 
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist
Patricia McDermott .... hairdresser (as Pat McDermott)
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound mixer
Don Challis .... sound editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Cyril Taylor .... sound camera
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Eddy Joseph .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Liz Green .... production secretary
John T. Parker .... presenter
Stirling W. Smith .... presenter
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Renée Glynne .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Castle of the Living Dead" - Canada (English title) (new title)
"The Resurrection Syndicate" - USA (reissue title)
"Devil Night" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Spain:18 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2012) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
John Blackburn who wrote the novel on which this film is based was displeased with casting of Diana Dors feeling she was miscast.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: At one point the ferry is shown going down a river to the sea. This scene looks to have been shot in Falmouth, Devon, some 500 miles south of the Scottish Isles.See more »

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Good But A Bit Slow, 23 May 2016
Author: Rainey-Dawn from United States

This is one of the lesser talked about films starring the superb duo Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. It's pretty good film but it is a bit slow - this one could have done with a little quicker pace.

3 prison deaths that appear as suicides on the surface stirred some questions but once 3 more trustees and 30 orphan children are in a bus accident and most die then police colonel Bingham (Christopher Lee) starts seriously investigating. Sir Ashley (Peter Cushing) agrees to help investigate the mysterious happenings. It's a supernatural mystery.

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