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Night of the Demon (1957) was a Horror - Black-and-white Film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Hal E. Chester.

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Classic Films in Focus: NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 2, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Jacques Tourneur, who had made his mark on horror directing Val Lewton's Cat People (1942), also helmed Night of the Demon (1957), and he had certainly learned a lot from his time with Lewton at RKO. Tourneur wanted to make another horror film in the same vein as Lewton's pictures, where the audienc... Read full article

Night of the Demon (aka: Curse of the Demon)

By Barry P. on Apr 7, 2012 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1957) Directed by Jacques Tourneur; Written by Charles Bennett and Hal E. Chester; Based on the story "Casting the Runes" by Montague R. James; Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis; Available on DVD Rating: **** “But where does imagination end and reality begin? What is ... Read full article

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Mrs. Meek: Don't turn the light on, he's in a trance!
Dr. John Holden: Trance my eye.
Mr. Meek: Maggie, I feel sick.
Dr. John Holden: You're not the only one.

Joanna Harrington: You could learn a lot from children. They believe in things in the dark, although we tell them it's not so. Maybe we've been fooling them.

Dr. Julian Karswell: You get nothing for nothing.

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Beginning in the 1980s, Columbia Pictures replaced their edited 83-minute U.S. version with the uncut original 95-minute version while retaining the U.S. title "Curse of the Demon." The various video releases, and pay-tv showings, have used this restored version. A DVD release contained both versions.
In interviews regarding this film, Dana Andrews credits the story to Oliver Onions. The story is actually based on "Casting the Runes" by M.R. James.
Peggy Cummins's convertible sports car is a Sunbeam Alpine Mark I - manufactured by the Rootes Group in Ryton and Park Royal, London, England from 1953 to 1955, license plate NLJ 666.
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