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The Night Walker (1964)

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director:

William Castle

Writer:

Robert Bloch (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Barry Morland
Barbara Stanwyck ... Irene Trent
Judi Meredith ... Joyce Holliday (as Judith Meredith)
Hayden Rorke ... Howard Trent
Rochelle Hudson ... Hilda
Jess Barker ... Malone
Marjorie Bennett ... Manager
Lloyd Bochner ... The Dream
Tetsu Komai Tetsu Komai ... Gardener
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A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real. Written by alfiehitchie

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Do You Know You May Be Drawn to Dream of Sex...of Murder...of Secret Desires you're ashamed to admit when awake? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

William Castle's The Night Walker See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Hayden Rorke wears a mask for his role as Howard. See more »

Quotes

Howard Trent: I wonder who my wife might be dreaming of?
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Featured in Svengoolie: The Night Walker (2015) See more »

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Surprisingly good!
31 March 2002 | by OrielSee all my reviews

Perhaps the key to enjoying this movie is to come to it with no expectations, as I did--or to be a fan of William Castle (as I am becoming!). If you know William Castle's work, you know to expect low-budget chills that don't take themselves very seriously. What's surprising about this film is that it's actually fairly sophisticated. The plot has some excellent twists; the chills are more psychological and less gore-dependent than in other Castle films I can think of; and it's just fun to see two great (albeit aging) stars get their teeth into a horror script. Barbara Stanwyck is excellent, and Robert Taylor comes a close second.

Why this little gem isn't available on DVD with (what I consider to be) lesser Castle works baffles me. It's definitely worth seeking out for your next cheesy horror fest.


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