Melbourne Cinémathèque The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Night of the Demon

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A sceptical American psychologist (Dana Andrews) investigates a mysterious occult related death in southern England.

Jacques Tourneur’s first venture into horror since working so memorably with Val Lewton at RKO in the 1940s (Cat People, I Walked With a Zombie) is one of the most unsettling, convincing, atmospheric and ominously beautiful of all supernatural thrillers.

Based on a seminal short story by M. R. James, “Casting the Runes”, this cult horror classic features an expert script co-written by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, evocative misty English locations and a spectacular monster finale.

With Peggy Cummins (Gun Crazy).