Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Curse of the Demon on TV Tonight

Tonight, at 11.45 p.m Central Time, the Turner Classic Movies channel will be showing one of my all-time favorite films: Curse of the Demon (originally released in the UK in 1957 as Night of the Demon), starring Dana Andrews.

Packed with strange and spooky goings-on in the woods, monstrous demons, glowing balls of light traveling through darkened trees, supernatural big cats, witchcraft, and some memorably sinister characters, Demon has a curiously Fortean element to it.

If your idea of a horror film is just seeing a bunch of bland college kids getting hacked to pieces one-by-one by some character in a mask and amid a mass of modern-day special effects, then this most definitely isn't a film for you.

However, if (like me) you are a devotee of atmospheric, black-and-white horror films from decades-past, then Curse of the Demon is one you will definitely want to catch.

If you've never seen it before, you are in for a treat.

I think this will probably be about my tenth time to watch it. But watch it again, I most definitely will. And the fact that it will be broadcast at the witching hour will only make the experience more fun!

Roll on midnight!


AWT said...

Thanks for the note, Nick! Have heard good things about this movie elsewhere as well-- your approval seals the deal for me, will plan to watch it.

By the way, according to the Hattiesburg American newspaper, in the past few weeks there have been a handful of sightings of a kangaroo or similar-looking creature in Hancock County about 50 miles south of here in coastal MS.

Nick Redfern said...

The special effects are obviously 1950s levels, so don't expect too much there! But it's a good story and atmospheric too.

Thanks for the Kangaroo update. I'll do a post one of the days on out-of-place Kangaroos. They seem to pop up everywhere.