American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

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  1. M.R. James


  2. Hal E. Chester


  3. Jacques Tourneur


  4. Charles Bennett


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  1. Dana Andrews

    Dana Andrews

    Dr. John Holden

  2. Peggy Cummins

    Peggy Cummins

    Joanna Harrington

  3. Niall MacGinnis

    Niall MacGinnis

    Dr. Julian Karswell

  4. Maurice Denham

    Maurice Denham

    Professor Henry Harrington

  5. Athene Seyler

    Athene Seyler

    Mrs. Karswell

  6. Liam Redmond

    Liam Redmond

    Professor Mark O'Brien

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

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Revenue -

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  • December 17, 1957



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