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From the Dead of Night (1989)

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Movie 27 February 1989
After having a near death experience Joanna finds her life in constant danger. She begins to believe that certain forces are trying to bring her back into the world of the dead. Her ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novel), William Bleich (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Wagner ... Joanna
Bruce Boxleitner ... Peter Langford
Robin Thomas ... Glen Eastman
Robert Prosky ... Doctor Walter Hovde
Merritt Butrick ... Rick
Peter Jason
Joanne Linville ... Dr. Ann Morgan
Dani Minnick
Rita Zohar ... Elena
Diahann Carroll ... Maggie
Jeanne Bates ... Nurse
John H. Evans John H. Evans ... Patrolman (as John Henry Evans)
Timothy Fall Timothy Fall ... Kevin
Richard Fancy ... Dr. Breedlove
Sheldon Feldner Sheldon Feldner ... Gus
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After having a near death experience Joanna finds her life in constant danger. She begins to believe that certain forces are trying to bring her back into the world of the dead. Her boyfriend Glen thinks she's crazy so Joanna turns to her ex-boyfriend, Peter. It just so happens that Peter is a strong believer in the supernatural and even teaches a course on it at a local college. Together they must confront the "walkers" so that Joanna can live to see another day. Written by Anonymous

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OBE, Near Death Experience, Love triangle
16 July 2011 | by mollidewSee all my reviews

I saw this when it was originally on television and I found it to be a well acted, suspenseful movie. I finally got the DVD and I don't know if this is the whole TV release or if it has been cut to fit one DVD.

I had remembered it being a mini series but it may have just been a two- part TV movie. It definitely wasn't the length of a normal TV movie as it had more than one part on different days when viewing.

I think it is a good film and well worth viewing if you are interested in the subject matter. I think they left in parts that would seem stretched at the time length of an ordinary TV movie.

It basically deals with Johanna's attempt to save her own life because of the length of time lapsed in her death experience and how she solves the issue of not being killed to bring her back to the light. Remember this was done in 1989 prior to a lot of movies that have since been released in theaters on this topic and it was for TV viewing audiences. They did an excellent job considering the time frame it was shown and the topic. I have never found it boring at any time and this is the reason I purchased it when I discovered it was on DVD. It was adapted from a 1980 novel called "Walkers" by Gary Brandner who also wrote "The Howling." Someone mentioned Flatliners which came out the next year but it doesn't remotely have anything in common with this movie other than the life after death theme which is explored differently and came from a screenplay. "Watchers" is much older than this. So there is no comparison whatsoever between these two movies. I liked them both but "From the Dead of Night" was a unique idea and I have never seen any movies quite like this one other than the subject of Near Death Experience. It is more suspenseful than scary in my opinion but individual viewers will vary on how it impacts them.


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Language:

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