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Dead of Night ()


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A young soldier killed in Vietnam inexplicably shows up to his family home one night.

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Charles Brooks
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Christine Brooks
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'Andy' / Andy Brooks
Henderson Forsythe ...
Doc Allman
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Cathy Brooks
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Joanne
Michael Mazes ...
Bob
Arthur Anderson ...
Postman
Arthur Bradley ...
Army Captain
David Gawlikowski ...
Truck Driver
Virginia Cortez ...
Rosalie
Bud Hoey ...
Ed
Robert R. Cannon ...
Drunk (as Robert Cannon)
Raymond Michel ...
Policeman in Diner
Jeff Becker ...
Young Boy
Scott Becker ...
Young Boy
Greg Wells ...
Young Boy
Kevin Schweizer ...
Young Boy
Jeff Gillen ...
Bartender
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Bystander
Mal Jones ...
Sheriff
Edward Anderson ...
Deputy
George De Vries ...
1st TV Announcer (as George Devries)
Bob Noble ...
2nd TV Announcer (as Robert Noble)
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Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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Officer Ted (uncredited)
Hank Lowrey ...
Officer Hank (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bob Clark

Written by

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Alan Ormsby ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bob Clark ... producer
Gerald Flint-Shipman ... executive producer
Peter James ... producer
Geoffrey Nethercott ... executive producer
John Trent ... producer

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Carl Zittrer

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Jack McGowan ... director of photography

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Ronald Sinclair ... (as Ron Sinclair)

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Jessica Levy ... (casting)

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Forest Carpenter

Set Decoration by

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Albert Fisher

Costume Design by

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Dyke Davis ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Tom Savini ... makeup artist
Alan Ormsby ... makeup effects (uncredited)

Production Management

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John 'Bud' Cardos ... production manager (as John Cardos)

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Jeff Gillen ... assistant director

Art Department

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Ralph Weir ... props

Sound Department

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Jim Clark ... assistant sound
Gary Goch ... sound
Kenneth Heeley-Ray ... sound editor

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Tom Savini ... special effects (uncredited)

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Randy Franken ... operator
John McGowan ... assistant camera
Michael McGowan ... operator: second unit
Don Piel ... assistant camera: second unit

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Cliff Twemlow ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Jamie Chastain ... production assistant
Sandra Marley ... script supervisor (as Sandra L. Ulosevich)
Bill Vergis ... owner and trainer: "Butch"
Winton Churchill ... video production assistant (uncredited)
Rodger Kobzina ... video production assistant (uncredited)
George Livingston ... video production assistant (uncredited)

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Jordan Marsh ... acknowledgement to: for John Marley's wardrobe
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Plot Summary

A young Soldier is killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. That same night, the soldier returns home, brought back by his Mother's wishes that he "Don't Die"! Upon his Return, Andy sits in his room, refusing to see his friends or family, venturing out only at night. The Vampiric horror is secondary to the terror that comes from the disintegration of a typical American family. Written by R. L. Strong

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Also Known As
  • Soif de sang (Canada, French title)
  • The Night Walker (Canada, English title)
  • Deathdream (United States)
  • It Came from the Grave (United States)
  • Whispers (United States)
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  • 88 min
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Budget $235,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Richard Backus was cast as Andy because he was able to create a silent stare of intense hatred for the casting agent. Backus' creepy facial expression came into play frequently for the film. See more »
Goofs The sign over the cemetery gate is misspelled as "Brooksville Cemetary." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Deathdream (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Camptown Races See more »
Quotes 'Andy': I died for you, Doc. Why shouldn't you return the favor?
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