Night of the Demon

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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.

  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

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 17, 1957



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A review by John Chard

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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