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Status: Released

Runtime: 95

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1957-12-17

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Alternative Titles

  • Curse of the Demon
Content Score: 100

6.0/10 (7 votes)


Night of the Demon is a 1957 British horror film. An adaptation of M. R. James' Casting the Runes (1911), the plot revolves around American Professor John Holden going to England and investigating a Satanic cult suspected of being responsible for more than one death in recent months.


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Director: Jacques Tourneur
Writers: ,

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Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews
as Dr. John Holden

Peggy Cummins

Peggy Cummins
as Joanna Harrington

Niall MacGinnis

Niall MacGinnis
as Dr. Julian Karswell

Maurice Denham

Maurice Denham
as Professor Henry Harri…

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A review by John Chard

You know, the devil has something here. Very pleasant.

Dr. John Holden arrives in England to attend a paranormal convention where the recently deceased Professor Harrington had intended to expose Dr. Julian Karswell as being the leader of satanic cult. Upon learning of Harrington's death, Holden finds that the only link to the mysterious death and Karswell's alleged cult is an accused murderer called Rand Hobart, who is currently in a catatonic state. While Harrington's niece Joanna is convinced her uncle was felled by supernatural forces, Holden sets about debunking it all as pure hogwash.... read the rest.

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