Dead of Night

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Modest and reasonably intriguing horror film. Andy (Backus) is reported killed in action, but returns from the grave to seek retribution from the family and small-town society that drove him to enlist in the first place. The film's novelty lies in its observation of Andy's home life; notably the tensions between Mom (impressively played by Carlin) and Dad which degenerate from minor squalls to major sores. Andy emerges as the hapless problem child forced into a vampiric blood habit through the sins of his parents. The film plunges in the final chase sequence, however, where Clark's artless direction strains against almost comic strip events.

Details

Release details

Duration:
90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Bob Clark
Screenwriter:
Alan Ormsby
Cast:
John Marley
Lynn Carlin
Henderson Forsythe
Richard Backus
Anya Ormsby