MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL28 October-13 NovemberWELLINGTON FILM SOCIETY
Next screening 31October at 6.15pm.
Members ony. Memberships available before the screening.
Desk opens 5.45pm.
NIGHT OF THE DEMON (Jacques Tourneur, UK 1957) R16
Specially for Halloween...
"Tourneur’s last genuinely great film (and one of his own favorites) is set in England, and stars Dana Andrews as a psychologist who comes face to face with a demonic supernatural entity. Tourneur was (probably) forced to actually show the demon, but he cloaks it in atmospheric shadows, and the overall effect is haunting. But the sudden appearance of a storm at an outdoor children’s party, conjured up by the devil-worshipping Karswell (Niall McGinnis), is one of the finer things Tourneur ever directed. Written by Hitchcock’s early 30s collaborator Charles Bennett, with production design by Ken 'James Bond' Adam".
- Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Preceeded by THE TIDE KEEPER (Alyx Duncan, NZ 2014) PG
"Who knows how to stem the tide except through dreams?”