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Dead of Night
Dead of Night
Actors: Jr. Ed Begley, Horst Buchholz, Anjanette Comer, Joan Hackett, Patrick Macnee
Director: Dan Curtis;Richard Matheson
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2009     2hr 10min

Three Tales of Mystery, Imagination & Suspense! — Legendary producer-director Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker) presents a thrilling trilogy of spell-binding stories with mystery-horror writer Richard Matheson (I...  more »

     
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Actors: Jr. Ed Begley, Horst Buchholz, Anjanette Comer, Joan Hackett, Patrick Macnee
Director: Dan Curtis;Richard Matheson
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Dark Sky Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/27/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Dan Curtis, master of horror
cynicalgirl | Richmond, VA, USA | 03/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before "Dead of Night" Dan Curtis did a three story anthology show called "Trilogy of Terror." It starred Karen Black; the first two segments were so-so; the third was unforgettable. The story entitled "Amelia" featured the Zuni fetish doll called "He Who Kills"; it was one of the greatest moments of horror, on tv or elsewhere.

And so it is with "Dead of Night." The first two stories are average. The third is a knockout. I remember seeing it when it first came on; I never forgot the final piece entitled "Bobby." Joan Hackett and Lee Montgomery are excellent. I won't reveal the story; it's best not to know what happens. All I'll say is that the segment is terrifying and features an ending that packs a wallop. Really, it was one of the most shocking, frightening things I've ever seen. And after it ends the credits roll over a background of total darkness, with the eerie sound of crickets making it seem even more foreboding.

This deserves five stars for "Bobby" alone. Dan Curtis at his best was a master of horror."
Strong Curtis film
Hammer1 | SC | 01/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I would ignore the obvious spamming for "dead central" as the host there is trying to drum up hits for his website.

Good movie - alot to offer horror fans."
Its all about Bobby
Anthony | 04/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is all about Bobby, period. When I first saw this short story on TV, I was just a kid and I was haunted by it. While the rest of the movie is mediocre at best, Bobby is brilliant. I was very happy to find this classic restored on High Quality DVD9 with great menus and extras."
"Bobby"... It has lurked in my memory for over thirty years!
Michael O'Riley | 01/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this trilogy when it first aired, probably on ABC, in 1977 when I was thirteen. I can't review the first two stories because I simply don't remember them. I think Mr. Curtis intentionally stuck the last story, "Bobby" at the end of the trilogy, and for good reason. It scared the hell out of a generation! I'm 45 now and cynical and jaded, but I just don't think I have the guts to purchase "Dead of Night" on Amazon. Television was so much fun back then!Dead of Night"