Dead of Night

Thu 28th oct 2021

@ The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Doors: 7:30PM

Film: 8:30PM

Part of: Shocktober 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.