Night of the Demon ( Curse of the Demon ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6790

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 27

Theatrical Release Date: 07/01/1958

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Actors: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham, Athene Seyler, Liam Redmond

Plot: An American psychologist, and occult skeptic, finds himself pitted against a British cult leader over the existence of true evil. -- MaceeRae

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Indyfreak - wrote on 04/18/2018

Great atmosphere and scary story but the ending is lame with laughable special effects.

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Alaine - wrote on 12/12/2011

I prefer Night of the Demon over Curse of the Demon. Least effective = seeing the demon. Most effective = everything else. Great film that elicits fear. Four stars if the demon wasn't visually present.

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Old Winter - wrote on 11/22/2012

A creaking B-movie which is greater than the sum of its scenes.

Dana Andrews was the American interest for that important market. His best work probably behind him at this stage of his career (this isn't a big budget movie).

Niall MacGinnis is too good for the movie but gives it his all.

Peggy Cummins has more of a role than just too look good.

The whole, should we should we not see the monster seems to dominate a lot of discussion among fans.

Personally I am glad we get too see it, especially the scenes where it looks like it is pedalling on an invisible unicycle.

More to the point, the film could have done without the obviously stuffed big cat that "attacks" Andrews.

The location shots are wonderfully atmospheric, it is a lost Britain we are looking at. The …

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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/15/2012

I was looking forward to this one as I'd read a lot of great things about it, but unfortunately these high hopes were thoroughly crushed. Dana Andrews plays a scientist out to debunk "witchcraft" when he encounters a sinister cult headed by Niall MacGinnis (not one, but BOTH being introduced by the old "newspaper headline" exposition trick). Cue Peggy Cummins as the typically sexist B-movie love interest and what follows is a load of absurdly pointed dialogue, even punctuated at various intervals by a thunderclap sound effect. Andrews does little but go round repeating the same Scullyisms to eccentric scientists spouting the usual "scientists have become too arrogant! We must open our minds to mumbo jumbo!" platitudes so favoured by fundamental christians. True, Tourneur does have a nice …

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