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Film Review - Dead Night


Even if the whole thing doesn’t quite come together as forcefully as it should, “Dead Night” does have a great deal of inviting peculiarity. Screenwriter Irving Walker has a decent idea to develop, approaching slasher cinema from two perspectives, while adding some monstrous events to keep things comfortably growly and gross. And there’s help from actress Barbara Crampton, who seems to be having genuine fun in a villainous role, giving the feature some needed eccentricity. “Dead Night” is minor, running only 76 minutes, but there are many technical achievements to enjoy, and director Bradford Baruh (making his debut) certainly has potential as a genre helmer, displaying appreciation for gruesome events and moody settings.  Read the rest at


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