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Night of the Big Heat

  • Drama
  • 1967
  • Terence Fisher
  • 90 mins
  • X

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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HansonChristopher Lee
Dr StonePeter Cushing
Jeff CallumPatrick Allen
Frankie CallumSarah Lawson
Angela RobertsJane Merrow
Ken StanleyWilliam Lucas
Tinker MasonKenneth Cope
Ben SiddleJack Bligh
Bob HaywardThomas Heathcote

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Planet Films
Language
English
Guidance
Contains some violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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