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Dead of Night (1977)

This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life.

Director:

Dan Curtis

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Richard Matheson, Jack Finney (story "Second Chance") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ed Begley Jr. ... Frank (segment "Second Chance")
E.J. André ... Mr. McCauley (segment "Second Chance") (as E.J. Andre)
Ann Doran ... Mrs. McCauley (segment "Second Chance")
Christina Hart ... Helen (segment "Second Chance") (as Christine Hart)
Orin Cannon Orin Cannon ... Old Farmer (segment "Second Chance")
Jean Le Bouvier Jean Le Bouvier ... Mrs. Cantrell (segment "Second Chance") (as Jean LeVouvier)
Dick McGarvin Dick McGarvin ... Mr. Dorset (segment "Second Chance")
Karen Hurley Karen Hurley ... Mrs. Dorset (segment "Second Chance")
Patrick Macnee ... Dr. Gheria (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire") (as Patrick MacNee)
Anjanette Comer ... Alexis (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire")
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Karel (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire") (as Elisha Cook)
Horst Buchholz ... Michael (segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire")
Joan Hackett ... Mother (segment "Bobby")
Lee Montgomery ... Bobby (segment "Bobby") (as Lee H. Montgomery)
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This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life.

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Three tales of mystery, imagination and suspense.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Døden om natten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dan Curtis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "Bobby" segment is was later reused in the Trilogy of Terror II (1996) Anthology. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact that "No Such Thing as a Vampire" is set in the late Victorian era, quite modern electric light switches can be seen in the interior of the house. While electric lighting does date back to the 1880s, the switches in use at that time looked nothing like the switches seen in this house; toggle light switches (as seen in the film) had not been invented yet. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Ha ha, Mommy! You gotta find me!
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Remade as Trilogy of Terror II (1996) See more »

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Dead of Night: Below average horror anthology
1 April 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

From Dan Curtis the creator of the Trilogy of Terror movies comes another horror anthology movie and it's best anthology (Of what I've seen) that he did, though that's not saying much.

The first tale stars Ed Begley Jr in a car themed time travel effort which is perfectly charming but certainly isn't a horror therefore out of place here.

The second stars Avengers (1961) leading man Patrick Macnee in a tale called "No Such Thing as a Vampire" but is there? Fairly clever stuff, though nothing to write home about.

The third tells the story of a woman who using the dark arts resurrects her dead son, but he doesn't come back quite the same. Interestingly Curtis remade this for Trilogy of Terror 2 scene for scene and unless I'm too much mistaken used the same audio track for the kid.

If you like the Trilogy of Terror films you may enjoy this, for me I found it very underwhelming.

The Good:

First story is charming

The Bad:

First story isn't a horror

Ridiculous blood color


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