Dead of Night Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
January 25, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
June 3, 2003
Cavalcanti's contribution might be the finest single episode to appear in any horror anthology film.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 13, 2003
One of the creepiest movies of all time and a great way to compare different directing styles.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 1, 2004
Absolutely one of the spookiest films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 7, 2008
Producer Michael Balcon turned each individual episode over to a different director and, told via flashback, they're equally good.
Sam Jordison
Film4
May 24, 2003
A pioneering horror classic, and still one of the most successful anthologies to date.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Nearly 60 years on, Ealing's compendium of spooky tales remains scary as hell.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 19, 2003
A wonderfully spooky omnibus production; the Redgrave segment is a classic, copied many times since.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
May 20, 2003
Though quite obviously possessing both structure and content that has been influential to its genre, there's something about [it]that keeps it from rising very far above its legions of imitators
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 30, 2008
The narrative arc is bubbling over with some spooky nightmarish fervor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Miles Fielder
The List
February 24, 2014
By turns eerie, funny, macabre and utterly chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
October 14, 2004
The anthology film's clever structure allows even the weakest of the sketches to be effective, because there is less of a need to balance the impact of each story.
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ali Catterall
Total Film
October 12, 2014
There's some genuinely skin-crawling stuff tucked away: some ghastly business with a ventriloquist's dummy, and one of the creepiest invitations from a bus conductor ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 14, 2003
Its scares are grounded in our suspicion that not every ghost is a trick of the light and not every goosebump can be explained by a drop in temperature...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
One of the great ghost story films
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 26, 2007
The form was to be revived on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1960s. But Dead of Night is the best.
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
October 7, 2008
A dead scary horror movie that skimps on the blood but not the goose bumps,
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Noel Murray
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
The five set pieces in this classic British horror anthology still echo throughout today's pop culture.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Although the stories here related are probably familiar to all who are devotees of such mysticisms, they are tightly and graphically told.
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