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Nothing But the Night (The Devil's Undead) (The Resurrection Syndicate) (1972)

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More widely seen in Britain as Nothing but the Night, this atmospheric chiller -- based on the novel Children of the Night by John Blackburn -- stars the ubiquitous Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as a Scotland Yard inspector and a forensics expert sent to investigate a series of mysterious deaths among the elderly caretakers of a Scottish orphanage. Their probing uncovers a diabolical plot perpetrated by members of a Satanic cult, involving the use of an experimental serum which contains the genetic memories of its departed members. The caretakers have been injecting the serum into their young charges in order to use their bodies as healthy vessels for the Satanists' return, and the resulting possession transforms them into sadistic murderers. Although Christopher Lee acted as co-producer on both this film and the superb mystical classic The Wicker Man, it bears little resemblance to the latter, playing more like a Hammer-style variant on the American-made Brotherhood of Satan, released the previous year. Also known as The Resurrection Syndicate. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Keith Barron
as Dr. Haynes
Michael Brennan
as Deck Hand
Georgia Brown
as Joan Foster
Peter Cushing
as Sir Mark Ashley
Geoffrey Denton
as Paul Anderson
Diana Dors
as Anna Harb
Shelagh Fraser
as Mrs. Allison
Geoffrey Frederick
as Computer Operator
Michael Gambon
as Inspector Grant
Duncan Lamont
as Dr. Knight
Stanley Lebor
as Policeman
Christopher Lee
as Col. Bingham
John Robinson (I)
as Lord Fawnlee
Stuart Saunders
as Police Sergeant
Gwyneth Strong
as Mary Valley
Michael Segal
as First Reporter
Robin Wentworth
as Head Porter
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Critic Reviews for Nothing But the Night (The Devil's Undead) (The Resurrection Syndicate)

All Critics (1)

Convoluted murder mystery with unconvincing supernatural threads.

Full Review… | October 14, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Nothing But the Night (The Devil's Undead) (The Resurrection Syndicate)

½

Nice little thriller that manages to keep the twist hidden right to the end.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

½

Neat little film that keeps you guessing until nearly the end. Slightly reminiscent of The Wicker Man.

Steve Zeller
Steve Zeller

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