The Night Runner 10/24/23

KL Studio Classics

Horror fans will want to check this one out for ‘academic, historical’ purposes . . . it’s an overlooked psychological ‘horror of personality’ tale that predates Psycho and uses some of the same building blocks: a motel setting, a psycho killer who can be pleasant when he’s ‘normal.’ We can see why it wasn’t a hit — but could it have been an influence on Robert Bloch? ¬†Colleen Miller and Merry Anders are the dames in distress; star Ray Danton gives the character a low-key interpretation. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.