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Dead of Night

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1972
  • Bob Clark
  • 84 mins
  • X

Summary

While serving in the jungles of Vietnam, US soldier Andy Brooks is shot and killed by a sniper and a notification of death is delivered to the his family. Andy then reappears at his home completely unharmed, but is keen to keep his body covered and unwilling to venture out during the day, and his odd behaviour raises suspicions when a series of murders occur. Horror, starring Richard Backus, John Marley and Lynn Carlin

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Directed by Bob Clark before he became infamous for Porky's, this Canadian cross between The Monkey's Paw and Night of the Living Dead is a tense low-budget horror gem. Distraught mother Lynn Carlin wishes her son Richard Backus would return from an unspecified war, clearly Vietnam. But when he does, it's as a walking corpse who syringes blood from his victims to sate his grisly appetite. With chilling make-up effects by writer Alan Ormsby and future gore guru Tom Savini, it's a brilliantly sick and unpretentious allegory marrying contemporary political concerns with chilling zombie concepts.

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Credits

Cast

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Charles BrooksJohn Marley
Christine BrooksLynn Carlin
Dr Philip AllmanHenderson Forsythe
Andy BrooksRichard Backus
Cathy BrooksAnya Ormsby
JoanneJane Daly
BobMichael Mazes
PostmanArthur Anderson

Crew

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DirectorBob Clark

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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