Once again, I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing Ealing’s 1945 British anthology horror classic Dead of Night, so readers will have to rely on the transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was June 10, 1990 (read here). I agree with everything Cox has said about this masterpiece of horror especially the ventriloquist segment.
Since I could not find a good trailer for it online, do various research on it because it is genuinely frightening.
6 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Dead of Night (1945)”
I watched this again for the first time in decades and it is truly a brilliant anthology horror film. So many great stories.
I can watch this great film anytime. And the section with the ventriloquist and his dummy has never been bettered. Good call, John.
Best wishes, Pete.
You got that right. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
It truly is a classic and I agree with everything you said 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
I haven’t seen this one. Didn’t know it was a portmanteau film. But if Alex Cox considers Dead of Night to be THE horror film, that’s good enough for me.
Oh yes, please do 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂