My Old Addiction

Dead Of Night

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(out of 5)


When a British architect is invited to a country home to consult on a remodelling plan, he enters in the middle of an afternoon party and announces that, strangely enough, he has viewed the scene before. When the guests ask him what he means, he tells them that he has had a terrible nightmare of exactly this same setting, with all the guests appearing exactly as they do now in real life. His announcement is met with incredulity by some and mystified belief by others, but none shake it off completely. Instead, each guest tells a different story that relates to matters of the supernatural; as the evening progresses, the stories get creepier and creepier. telling about a mystical mirror in her house is a particular highlight, and a story about a ventriloquist () and his decidedly independent dummy is a horror classic. Marvelously written, it’s one of the best results to have come from a collaboration of so many directors and writers on a single project.


Ealing Studios

United Kingdom, 1945

Directed by , , ,

Screenplay by , , , based on stories by , E.F. Benson, John Baines, Angus MacPhail

Cinematography by ,

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by


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