Escape Into Night (1972– )

TV Series  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Horror
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This serial is an adaptation of Catherine Storr's novel "Marianne Dreams", which is about a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become her dreams.

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Series cast summary:
Sonia Graham ...
 Mrs. Austen (6 episodes, 1972)
Patricia Maynard ...
 Miss Chesterfield (6 episodes, 1972)
Edmund Pegge ...
 Dr. Burton (6 episodes, 1972)
Vikki Chambers ...
 Marianne (6 episodes, 1972)
Steven Jones ...
 Mark (6 episodes, 1972)


This serial is an adaptation of Catherine Storr's novel "Marianne Dreams", which is about a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become her dreams.

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19 April 1972 (UK)  »

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The series was filmed at Barr Beacon, Aldridge. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits took the form of a child's sketch of each character, with a handwritten name; this then morphed into a photograph of the character, accompanied by the actor's name. See more »


Version of Paperhouse (1988) See more »

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Subtle, but has staying power
15 May 2004 | by (Lexington, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

My wife and I were talking about what made things scary for kids, and how we had both been particularly disturbed (insert joke here) by movies where there seemed to be no rules and anything could happen. That led me inevitably to this movie, which I must have seen on TV when I was about seven while living in New Zealand and which has stuck in my mind for 30+ years since. It's an interesting contrast to what people usually think of as scary movies but often forget within weeks or months. There's no gore, really very little action of any kind, but it puts those subtle hints in the back of your mind that ultimately leave you looking over your shoulder or come back to you in dreams for a long time. If you can imagine the idea of a psychological thriller for kids, this is it.

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