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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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Feasting on human flesh.
6 October 2009 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

After several years of unemployment Martine finally finds a job as a nurse in an old people's home.On her arrival she is greeted by a worrying and mysterious guard who presents her to cold and dominating director Miss Helene.Soon the nurse in station Nicole vanishes without a trace.In fact she is butchered by old French people,who feast on her naked flesh.Her cannibalized body is hidden somewhere in the building.Martine tries to solve the gruesome mystery of rural retirement home...Raphael Delpard's "La Nuit de la Mort" mixes black humour with suspense and stomach-churning gore.There are two pretty graphic scenes of cannibalism,hand cutting and hysterical climax.The score is quite eerie and old men and women with the taste for human flesh are creepy enough.Unfortunately not much happens during most of the film.Overall, "La Nuit de la Mort" reminded me a little bit S.F Brownrigg's "Don't Look in the Basement" with its bizarre aura of insanity.7 out of 10.


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