Night of the Demon

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Night of the Demon


"It's coming... It's in the trees!" Where to begin? One of only two English language feature film adaptation of an MRJ tale to date (and Drag me to Hell is only a very loose adaptation). Books have been written on this movie and almost as many theories cling to it as to James's ghost stories. As with James's fiction though, the most important factor is that it's really enjoyable.

Not particularly true to the tale but the excellent Karswell more than compensates.

Dana Andrews ... Dr. John Holden
Peggy Cummins ... Joanna Harrington
Niall MacGinnis ... Dr. Julian Karswell
Maurice Denham ... Professor Henry Harrington
Athene Seyler ... Mrs. Karswell
Liam Redmond ... Professor Mark O'Brien
Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Meek
Ewan Roberts ... Lloyd Williamson
Peter Elliott ... Professor K.T. Kumar
Rosamund Greenwood ... Mrs. Meek
Brian Wilde ... Rand Hobart
Richard Leech ... Inspector Mottrarn
Lloyd Lamble ... Detective Simmons
Peter Hobbes ... Superintendent
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Chemist (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)


Directed by Jacques Tourneur





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