Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Essay on Night of the Demon

Having just watched this I am again impressed with how much was done in those pre-CGI days. Script, direction, lighting. Pity Dana Andrews was semi-comatose for the shooting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this mind-expanding video-essay about a truly great film.
Andrews' inebriation works for the character (and the story) I believe.
And as for to-show-or-not-to-show the demon (the topic of much discussion about this film) the fact that the demon was added-on after Tourneur had labored to crank up the power of suggestion to full-force is actually a plus for this movie and makes it that rarest of horror films---one with maximum atmosphere, performances, and subtlety... plus a well-crafted and memorable vision of the unthinkable.