What starts out as a psychological whodunnit with a touch of the supernatural takes a turn into sci-fi territory about fifteen minutes before the end. Interesting, if not entirely effective or convincing. The ending is genuinely eerie, though.
Nothing But the Night
Time Out saysStrange tale of a series of murders of trustees of an orphanage on a Scottish island, revealed as having supernatural causes. Something has obviously come fatally adrift with the film, which wavers between Chabrol-like touches, a bit of Truffaut in his Bride Wore Black mood, and some straight British MI5 stuff. The script seems mostly at fault, and often the acting is just that little bit over-emphatic, which doesn't help. Not Sasdy at his best.