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Dead of Night (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  29 March 1977 (USA)
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Frank (segment "Second Chance")
E.J. André ...
Mr. McCauley (segment "Second Chance") (as E.J. Andre)
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Mrs. McCauley (segment "Second Chance")
Christina Hart ...
Helen (segment "Second Chance") (as Christine Hart)
Orin Cannon ...
Old Farmer (segment "Second Chance")
Jean Le Bouvier ...
Mrs. Cantrell (segment "Second Chance") (as Jean LeVouvier)
Dick McGarvin ...
Mr. Dorset (segment "Second Chance")
Karen Hurley ...
Mrs. Dorset (segment "Second Chance")
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Dr. Gheria (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire") (as Patrick MacNee)
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Alexis (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire")
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Karel (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire") (as Elisha Cook)
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Michael (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire")
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Mother (segment "Bobby")
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Bobby (segment "Bobby") (as Lee H. Montgomery)
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This anthology tells three stories: a man buys a car that takes him back and forth through time; a tale of vampires; and a distraught mother asks for her drowned son to come back to life and gets more than she bargained for. Written by Anonymous

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Three tales of mystery, imagination and suspense.


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Bobby: You lied, "Mommy!" Bobby didn't drown by accident. You knew that. Bobby drowned himself to get away from you. You see, Bobby didn't want to come back, "Mommy." No... Bobby hates you, "Mommy!" So he sent ME instead!
Mother: ["Bobby" turns into a monster and she screams]
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A Shame This Film is Still Not Viewed by Many
23 October 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dead of Night (1977)

*** (out of 4)

Wrongfully forgotten made-for-TV film from director Dan Curtis and writer Richard Matheson. In "Second Chance" a man (Ed Begley Jr.) buys a broken down 1926 car so that he can restore it. After doing so he takes it for a spin and ends up back in 1926. "No Such Thing As a Vampire" has a doctor (Patrick Macnee) dealing with his wife who believes she has been bitten by a vampire. Finally, in "Bobby" a mother (Joan Hackett) is coming to terms with the death of her child when her wish is granted that he returns to her. DEAD OF NIGHT isn't all that well known today, which is a real shame because I thought it was much better than the director's better know and more respected TRILOGY OF TERROR. I thought all three stories here were pretty strong, which should come as no shock considering the work Matheson has done previous. The first film would make a perfect episode of The Twilight Zone and I admit that it really caught me by surprise. I thought the direction and performances were top-notch and the little twist towards the end was quite clever. The second film is the weakest of the three but it contains some wonderful atmosphere and also comes with a great twist. As with TRILOGY OF TERROR, the final story is the one that goes for scares and it's a creepy little tale that ends with a brilliant sequence that I won't spoil here. The film also manages to have some nice supporting performances from vets like Ann Doran and Elisha Cook. The music score is also quite effective and the cinematography is much better than you'd normally see in a film like this. I'm really not sure why this film hasn't remained more popular over the years but it's certainly in need of a bigger cult following.


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