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Dead of Night Reviews

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August 1, 2015
The directorial contributions of Dearden and Hamer, the art direction (Michael Relph), lighting (Stan Pavey and Douglas Slocombe) and editing (Charles Hassey) combine to make this the smoothest film yet to come from an English studio.
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
February 24, 2014
By turns eerie, funny, macabre and utterly chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 6, 2013
Ealing will for ever be associated with its celebrated comedies, but this chilling quintet deserves to be considered among the studio's finest achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2010
If you haven't seen it and you're a fan of creepy ghost stories, this one is definitely worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2008
The narrative arc is bubbling over with some spooky nightmarish fervor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 7, 2008
Producer Michael Balcon turned each individual episode over to a different director and, told via flashback, they're equally good.
October 7, 2008
A dead scary horror movie that skimps on the blood but not the goose bumps,
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2007
Still the greatest multi-story ghost/horror picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2007
Spasmodically effective.
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.
September 26, 2007
A classic of English cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2006
Nearly 60 years on, Ealing's compendium of spooky tales remains scary as hell.
November 1, 2004
Absolutely one of the spookiest films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
August 10, 2004
First-rate British chiller
| Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2003
Perhaps the best horror anthology film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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...
July 13, 2003
One of the creepiest movies of all time and a great way to compare different directing styles.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 3, 2003
Cavalcanti's contribution might be the finest single episode to appear in any horror anthology film.
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