Curse of the Demon (1958)


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In this film, American Professor Dana Andrews investigates a devil-worshipping cult active in England. The cult has apparently been responsible for more than one death in recent months. When Andrews comes too close to the cult for comfort, the devil-worshipping leader slips a cursed parchment into Andrews' research files. This 1958 American release is a re-edit of Tourneur's original 1957 British film. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Mr. James, Charles Bennett, Hal E. Chester
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On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Columbia Pictures


as John Holden

as Joanna Harrington

as Dr. Julian Karswell

as Prof. Harrington

as Mrs. Karswell

as Mark O'Brien

as Lloyd Williamson

as Rand Hobart

as Inspector Mottram

as Detective Simmons

as Superintendent

as Librarian

as Mrs. Hobart

as Farmer

as 1st Reporter

as Narrator

as Bates the Butler

as 2nd Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Curse of the Demon

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Intelligent, delicate, and actually frightening.

Full Review… | October 17, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

One of the finest thrillers made in England during the '50s.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Night Of The Demon packs a powerful punch despite featuring no gore or, demon excepted, much in the way of special effects.

Full Review… | October 17, 2011
Empire Magazine

A film that survives even its most unsubtle special effects to earn its place as not only one of the great films of British vintage cinema but also a classic supernatural thriller.

Full Review… | October 17, 2011

As in any Tourneur horror film there are some unforgettably nightmarish sequences.

Full Review… | October 17, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of the most intelligent and thoughtful horror films ever made.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for Curse of the Demon


I absolutely loved this horror movie. The story is classic, but also modern. The actors are great. And the ending is way cool. If you've seen the new movie, Drag Me to Hell, you'll see many similarities with this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


An early classic. I loved it.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

creepy and atmospheric occult thriller with plenty of tourneur's signature style, marred somewhat by campy special effects

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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