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Dead of Night

Jez Conolly and David Owain Bates


Released a matter of days after the end of the Second World War and a dozen years ahead of the first full-blooded Hammer Horror, the Ealing Studios horror anthology film Dead of Night featured contributions from some of the finest directors, writers and technicians ever to work in British film. Since its release it has become ever more widely regarded as a keystone in the architecture of horror cinema, both nationally and internationally, yet for a film that packs such a reputation this is the first time a single book has been dedicated to its analysis. Beginning with a brief plot-precis ‘road ... More

Keywords: Hammer Horror, British film, horror cinema, stillness, suspension, festive ghost story, male gender crisis, Michael Relph

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780993238437
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780993238437.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jez Conolly, author
University of Bristol Library Services

David Owain Bates, author