Dead of Night 07/09/19
This is the big one, the original, and if you watch it under the right conditions, it’s still scary. Four directors (Crichton, Dearden, Hamer, Cavalcanti) take turns telling horror tales, all bundled together by a diabolically wicked framing story. The best ‘haunted mirror’ tale ever is here, along with what must be the original source for the entire concept in detail of Hitchcock’s Psycho. Even the music is scary. Chiller-diller Charlie Largent gives us the review run-down on the Ealing Studio’s unique contribution to world horror. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.