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 » Am Legend, The Twilight Zone):
After buying an antique automobile, Frank (Ed Begley Jr.) restores the vehicle to its original condition. Along with the car, Frank is transported back in time to the year 1926. Based on a short story by Jack Finney.
NO SUCH THING AS A VAMPIRE
Alexis (Anjanette Comer), the mistress of an old mansion, is terrified of vampires. When her husband (Patrick Macnee) calls in a friend (Horst Bucholtz) to examine her, a macabre scheme unfolds.
On a dark and stormy night, a boy (Lee H. Montgomery), thought to be dead, surprises his despondent mother (Joan Hackett) at the family beach house, bringing her both extreme joy and overwhelming terror.
Deleted Footage from No Such Thing As A Vampire
Deleted Extended Opening Title
Robert Cobert s Music Score Highlights
1969 Dead Of Night TV Pilot: A Darkness At Blaisedon (psychic investigators explore a haunted house to unlock the hidden secrets of its past)« less
"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"
Three tales-one of imagination,one mystery & one horror.....
The Pinto Kid | New York | 03/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Dead Of Night" was originally produced as a follow-up to the classic "Trilogy Of Terror" on ABC's "Movie Of The WeeK". It was written by Richard Matheson and directed by Dan Curtis(the same team who produced Trilogy), and while not as great as Trilogy Of Terror" is a very good antholgy in its own right. "Second Chance" featured a young Ed Begley Jr. as a car restorer and is an interesting tale of the imagination. "No Such Thing As Vampires" is a nice tale of mystery about a couple in an eastern country who are being stalked by a vampire(or so it seems). The last story is (I think) the best. "Bobby" is about a mother whose grief over her lost son causes her to enlist some help she really shouldn't. I'm sorry if I'm being vague, but I think that this is a really good movie, and if you can find it, see it,you'll be happy you did. "