Curse of the Demon (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Cast

Dana Andrews
as Dr. John Holden
Peggy Cummins
as Joanna Harrington
Maurice Denham
as Prof. Henry Harrington
Niall MacGinnis
as Dr. Karswell
Athene Seyler
as Mrs. Karswell
Liam Redmond
as Mark O'Brien
Ewan Roberts
as Lloyd Williamson
Brian Wilde
as Rand Hobart
Richard Leech
as Inspector Mottram
Lloyd Lamble
as Det. Simmons
Peter Hobbes
as Superintendent
John Salew
as Librarian
Janet Barrow
as Mrs. Hobart
Lynn Tracy
as Air Hostess
Ballard Berkeley
as 1st Reporter
Shay Gorman
as Narrator
Walter Horsbrugh
as Bates, the Butler
Michael Peake
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
Film4

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

Full Review… | October 17, 2011
TV Guide

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

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for Curse of the Demon

½

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

An early classic. I loved it.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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