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Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Terrible direction, lousy acting, grainy picture—and yet surprisingly fun. See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jennifer Holmes ... Mary

Cameron Mitchell ... Col. Bill Carson
Craig Gardner ... Dean Turner
Zoli Marki ... Jo (as Zoli Markey)
Peter J. Elliott ... Mr. Parker
Moira Winslow ... Joan Parker
Mark Tanous ... Bobby
Diane Burmeister
George Korelin ... Dr, Stuart
Vera Blacker ... Mrs. Stuart
John Parsonson ... The Truck Driver
Ashleigh Sendin ... Emily Parker
Graham Kennard
April Galetti
Jannie Wienand
Amanda Wildman
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Directed by
Percival Rubens 
Writing credits
Percival Rubens 

Produced by
Bernard Buys .... associate producer
David Dalling .... executive producer
Percival Rubens .... producer
Joe Steinberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nick Labuschagne 
Cinematography by
Vincent G. Cox  (as Vincent Cox)
Makeup Department
Reggie Wollenschlager .... makeup artist (as Reggie Wollschlager)
Production Management
John Parsonson .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graham Hickson .... assistant director
Art Department
Louis Comanducci .... set construction
Sound Department
Tony Bensusan .... sound recordist
Bernard Buys .... sound
Luke Kgofelo .... assistant sound mixer
Sid Knowles .... sound mixer
James Preston .... assistant sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bartels .... clapper loader
Hector Hambides .... clapper loader
Tony Moore .... focus puller
Piet Rampedi .... electrician
Sean Ryan .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reggie Wollenschlager .... wardrobe (as Reggie Wollschlager)
Editorial Department
Patricia Farah .... assistant editor (as Patty Farah)
Other crew
Charles Vermeulen .... runner
Carol Woodman .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Midnight Caller" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:94 min

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Continuity: Throughout the entire movie, the killer's mask appears and disappears between shots.See more »
[Explaining his ESP]
Col. Bill Carson:Sometimes I get these... feelings. Vibes, as the kids would say.
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Movie Connections:
References The Amityville Horror (1979)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Terrible direction, lousy acting, grainy picture—and yet surprisingly fun., 30 October 2011
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

While ex-marine turned psychic Bill Carson investigates the abduction and murder of a 14-year old girl, the hulking maniac responsible is busy stalking his next victims, gorgeous 18-year old brunette Jo (Zoli Markey) and her pretty blonde cousin, nursery teacher Mary (Jennifer Holmes).

I understand how this film has garnered so many negative reviews—it's cheap-looking, virtually gore-less, way too dark in places, way too slow in others, features far too many inexplicable shots of the ocean crashing over rocks, and stars Cameron Mitchell—not the sort of thing that would appeal to most sane viewers.

I, on the other hand, found it to be fun, partly because I've been watching a lot of cruddy horror this October and my tolerance for crap is probably at an all time high, and partly because I like the fact that the film is unpredictable and the true nature of the killer is kept a mystery (we never find out why he wears clawed gloves, yet kills using the old 'polythene bag on the head' trick).

Mostly though, I enjoyed the film because the killer's latest intended victims are a couple of hotties who have no qualms about showing some skin: Jo strips off and slips into stockings and suspenders to treat lucky boyfriend Dean (Craig Gardner), giving the viewer an eyeful as she does so, and, during the tense finale, Mary abandons her dressing gown to fool the 'demon' and makes a run for it wearing nothing but a silky pair of knickers.

Given the undeservedly poor ratings it's received so far, I'm going to be generous and award The Demon a probably-higher-than-it-really-deserves score of 6.5 out of 10 (rounded up to 7 for IMDb).

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