The Black Sleep


The Black Sleep (1956)




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This spooky outing centers upon a maniacal brain surgeon and his experimental brain transplants. When his wife falls into a coma, he must quickly find an assistant to help him find a donor for his wife. Trouble follows when some of his dangerous zombie-like subjects escape.

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Basil Rathbone
as Sir Joel Cadman
Patricia Blake
as Laurie Munroe
Akim Tamiroff
as Odo the Gypsy
Lon Chaney Jr
as Dr. Munroe/Mungo
Bela Lugosi
as Casimir
Herbert Rudley
as Dr. Gordon Ramsay
Claire Carleton
as Miss Daly
Peter Gordon
as Investigative Sgt. Steel
Clive Morgan
as 1st Bobby
John Sheffield
as Scotland Yard Detective
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Critic Reviews for The Black Sleep

All Critics (3)

The Black Sleep isn't nearly as bad as its reputation, but a higher budget and a more accomplished director than Reginald LeBorg might have yielded a more respectable horror yarn.

Mar 26, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

probably the best picture that tor johnson starred in... that doesn't say much.

May 2, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

A mediocre film that has earned a rep for wasting an all-star caliber cast of some of the greatest horror actors.

Sep 26, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Black Sleep


Of its type not bad helped by a cast full of stalwarts of the genre.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I've seen this story in other movies, better movies. Even though the movie has a good cast, it's not too exciting. Overall it's just okay.

Aj V
Aj V

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