Dead of Night is a cracking good classic horror anthology film, brought to you by Britain’s Ealing Studios.
The story interconnecting a series of shorter sketches – probably one of the best such “wraparound” stories I’ve seen – involves an architect who is called to a party in a cramped countryside house populated by an assortment of guests. As soon as he arrives, he gets a sense of déjà vu: He’s dreamed all this before, and issues forth increasingly ominous predictions of what might happen next.
This Spanish film about a Ouijia board experience gone wrong is all style, but lacks a certain something. Don’t get us wrong – we enjoyed it considerably. Listen to our discussion for the subtle nuances and a special tribute.
You’ll remember Frank Darabont from The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, two films he wrote and directed before The Mist. Though it’s not in the same caliber as those two films (Shawshank is on my short list of best movies ever) they all share the distinction of being more-or-less faithful adaptations of Steven King stories.
In tribute to Margot Kidder, we review one of her more well-known horror flicks. We both remembered this as being fairly boring, and at least one of us hasn’t revised that assessment. Regardless, it was a huge hit and a widely influential haunted house movie.