Sunday, 22 February 2015
Dead of Night (1945)
Made in 1945 by Ealing studios it was the first British horror movie made following the second world war and the British governments ban on making horror movies. A portmanteau consisting of 5 ghostly stories told by the various party guests at a remote house; stories prompted by the arrival of architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) who reveals that he has experienced this exact event before in a recurring dream.
Michael Redgrave's turn as a deranged ventriloquist and the fractured psychosis of the movies finale.
It is the most British of movies. It's filled with crisp accents and jolly, well mannered and thoroughly English people telling their simply ghastly stories and I adore it.
"Just room for one inside, Sir."
Dead of Night (1945) by MargaliMorwentari