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La nuit de la mort! (1980)

Young Martine begins working as a nurse at Deadlock House, a secluded grande retirement home, but from the beginning not everything is as it seems, strange residents each with their own ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Goguey ...
Martine
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Nicole
Michel Flavius ...
Flavien
Betty Beckers ...
Hélène
Jean Ludow ...
Léon
Jeannette Batti ...
Marie-Madeleine
Michel Debrane ...
Jules
Germaine Delbat ...
Florentine
Georges Lucas ...
Pascal
Denise Montréal ...
Emilia
Ernest Menzer ...
Armand
Pierre Helliet ...
Le laitier
Michel Duchezeau ...
Serge
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld ...
Le voyou (as Jean-Paul Lilenfeld)
Richard Joffo ...
L'homme dans la voiture
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Young Martine begins working as a nurse at Deadlock House, a secluded grande retirement home, but from the beginning not everything is as it seems, strange residents each with their own quirks and a rather macabre dietary supplement to their vegetarian diet are ruled by the strict Miss Helene, and her suspicions are soon raised when her co-worker who has taken her leave for two months leaves without her suitcase. Written by norma-desmond

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You Are What They Eat!

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22 October 1980 (France)  »

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Night of Death  »

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Fun if you are in the right mood
3 November 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Martine (Isabelle Goguey) begins working as a nurse at a convalescent home and quickly discovers some strange things afoot. Her co-worker has mysteriously disappeared, the residents are all a bit nutty and a murderer nicknamed "The Golden Needle Killer" is terrorizing the town. To say any more would give away too much for this fun little French horror film. If you have any interest in it, I would suggest staying away from any reviews or discussions. While the director gives some major things away early, there are still a few nicely done twists later on. The film has a few graphic gore scenes and some great dark comedy moments. One of the best things about the film is the great location and house. The Synapse DVD is crystal clear, as if the film were just shot last week, and presents the film in French with English subtitles.


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