Night of the Big Heat

Night of the Big Heat

Terence Fisher (1967)

X Certificate


Our Score
The ever-reliable team of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee put a crisp (and crisped!) British cast through its horror-struck paces as mystified islanders are plagued by a winter heatwave caused by energy-starved protoplasmic aliens. Most of the action takes place at a local inn, where the helpless survivors get on each other's nerves. You'll soon know how they feel! However, the final arrival of the monsters signals a few tepid thrills, even if they do resemble badly fried eggs with tinned spaghetti innards. Otherwise, the film, unlike most of its characters, rarely catches fire.


Invaders from outer space take over a remote Scottish island and raise the temperature to an unbearable level, giving residents little or no chance of survival. Sci-fi adventure, starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Patrick Allen.

Cast & Crew

Hanson Christopher Lee
Dr Stone Peter Cushing
Jeff Callum Patrick Allen
Frankie Callum Sarah Lawson
Angela Roberts Jane Merrow
Ken Stanley William Lucas
Tinker Mason Kenneth Cope
Ben Siddle Jack Bligh
Bob Hayward Thomas Heathcote
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Planet FilmsGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray