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The Night Walker

The Night Walker

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 1964
Time: 86 min
IMDb: 6.5/10

Storyline

A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real.
Plot Keywords: blind-husband / cuckoo-clock / accusation-of-infidelity / laboratory / inheritance
Taglines: Will It Dare You To Dream of Things You’re Ashamed to Admit!
Certificate: Australia:A | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:X | United Kingdom:12 | United States:Passed (National Board of Review) | United States:Approved | West Germany:16 (nf)
Cast: Robert Taylor , Barbara Stanwyck , Judi Meredith , Hayden Rorke , Rochelle Hudson , Jess Barker , Marjorie Bennett , Lloyd Bochner , Tetsu Komai , Paulle Clark , Forrest Draper , Paul Frees , Kathleen Mulqueen

Details

Company: William Castle Productions
Country: United States
Language: English
Released Date: 17 Mar 1965 (France)
Year: 1964
Film Location: Higgins-Verbeck-Hirsch Mansion – 637 South Lucerne Boulevard, Windsor Square, Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Runtime: 86 min
Soundmix: Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

User Review:

laffinsal » One of the last of the great William Castle's horror/schlock masterpieces from the 60s. This one doesn't have quite the tongue-in-cheek humor of some of his earlier efforts like "The Tingler", or even "Homicidal", but it's still worth looking into. Barbara Stanwyck's acting is solid in this film, although her screaming-hacking cough borders on the ridiculous after awhile.

There are, however, two excellent sequences in this film that are not to be missed. One is the expressionistic prolouge, narrated by Paul Frees in his recognizably sinister voice, and the other is the late-night marriage ceremony, which is also eerie and well done.

Another great facet of this movie is the music score by Vic Mizzy. Mizzy did many excellent scores to minor films during the 60s, but this one is perhaps his very best one. It adds greatly to the film's atmosphere and suspense.
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