Dead of Night
Thu 28th oct 2021
Alberto Cavalcanti, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, Charles Crichton. 1945
Ealing studio’s quintet of terrifying tales still chills the blood. Four vignettes, including stories from HG Wells and EF Benson intertwine as an architect visiting a job proposal sees his recurring dream start to take place in the flesh. Michael Redgrave as the ventriloquist with a dummy who seems to be running the show is outstanding as is the brit-noir cinematography that is as creepy as any of the tales.
Shown as part of: Shocktober 2021