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
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Columbia Pictures

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Richard Leech
as Inspector Mottram
Liam Redmond
as Mark O'Brien
Niall MacGinnis
as Dr. Karswell
Dana Andrews
as Dr. John Holden
Maurice Denham
as Prof. Henry Harrington
Peggy Cummins
as Joanna Harrington
Athene Seyler
as Mrs. Karswell
John Salew
as Librarian
Percy Herbert
as Farmer
Ballard Berkeley
as 1st Reporter
Brian Wilde
as Rand Hobart
Ewan Roberts
as Lloyd Williamson
Lloyd Lamble
as Det. Simmons
Peter Hobbes
as Superintendent
Walter Horsbrugh
as Bates, the Butler
Janet Barrow
as Mrs. Hobart
Shay Gorman
as Narrator
Michael Peake
as 2nd Reporter
Lynn Tracy
as Air Hostess
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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 25, 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

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer


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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