Movies – N

Night Of The Generals, The (1967)

A loosely tied three-thread story about a German Major (Omar Sharif,) a dedicated military investigator who tracks down the general (one of three suspects) who is a sadistic killer of prostitutes during WWII, interwoven with the plot to kill Hitler, and a slim little romance between General von Seidlitz-Gabler's (Charles Gray) free-thinking young daughter (Coral(...)

Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Detective Lt. Dan Bradley (Duke Moore) interrupts his opera night to investigate strange sightings of ghosts at a remote farmhouse where a mad doctor had experimented with monsters several years earlier. Along with him goes faint-hearted patrolman Kelton (Paul Marco). They find fake spiritualist Dr. Karl Acula (Kenne Duncan) is running a spiritualist con game, scamming(...)

Night of the Hunter, The (1955)

The Night of the Hunter is a remarkable parable about good and evil set in rural America. Evil comes in the form of Robert Mitchum's psychopathic preacher, Reverend Powell, with 'Love' and 'Hate' tattooed on his knuckles. Good comes triumphantly in the form of Lillian Gish, who rescues two children from his rabid clutches. Told mostly(...)

Night of the Lepus (1972)

This cult classic centres on a hormone intended to alter the breeding cycle of rabbits overrunning farm land. Instead, the hormone turns these rabbits into flesh-eating, 150-pound monsters. Roy Bennett (Stuart Whitman) and his wife Gerry (Janet Leigh) interrupt their studies of bats to investigate odd phenomena in a desert ranching area. Rabbits are overbreeding like crazy,(...)

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

George Romero's directorial debut was shot over several weekends in Pennsylvania and chronicles the desperate efforts of a bunch of Middle Americans, trapped in a remote farmhouse, to beat off the attacks of an army of walking dead - zombies who have inexplicably risen from the grave or broken out of the morgue. With a(...)

Night Porter, The (1974)

The most controversial role of Dirk Bogarde’s career came as he starred as Maximillian Theo Aldorfer, a former SS officer, in this controversial tale of a Nazi-in-hiding who is reunited in sadomasochistic love with concentration camp survivor Lucia Atherton (Charlotte Rampling). Set in 1957, Lucia recognises the night porter at a Vienna hotel as her Nazi(...)

Night Shift (1982)

This breezy comedy was intended as a vehicle for director Ron Howard's old Happy Days chum Henry "the Fonz" Winkler, but it's future Batman (1989) Michael Keaton that steals the show. Winkler plays Chuck Lumley, the shy New York mortuary attendant who gets involved in a call-girl operation run from the morgue by sharp-talking Bill Blazejowski(...)

Night Tide (1961)

Production executive and sometime avant-garde film-maker Curtis Harrington made his feature debut with this strange story of a sailor who meets a mysterious woman who may or may not be a mermaid. The principal setting is the Californian amusement pier where the woman works under the care of her guardian, who claims she was found(...)

Night We Got the Bird, The (1960)

Bertie Skidmore's honeymoon is ruined by a talkative parrot, and he's convinced the pesky bird is the reincarnation of his new wife's ex-husband. Your heart will go out to the splendid cast that found itself lumbered with this turkey. Ronald Shiner has the most luck, as he at least gets to spend much of the(...)

Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)

After another successful celebration in Halloween Town - which is populated by vampires, ghouls, fiends, mad scientists and other strange creatures - the disenchanted Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington (voiced by Chris Sarandon with singing voice provided by Danny Elfman) discovers the existence of Christmas Town. He organises his fellow ghouls and monsters to create this(...)

Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Are you ready for Freddy? In 1984, this one made former English professor Wes Craven into a horror legend, inspired six sequels and a short-lived TV series, and was also responsible for kicking off Johnny Depp's career. But this, the original, stands out from the rest as a perfectly formed horror movie that taps into(...)

Nightmare On Elm Street (Part 2): Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moves into the sinister Elm Street house with his family - and Freddy Krueger just as quickly moves into his dreams, eventually taking him over in this damp squib of a sequel. Melting furniture, eyes peering out from mouths and an exploding budgerigar are director Jack Sholder's poor substitutes for the(...)

Nightmare On Elm Street (Part 3): Dream Warriors (1987)

This second Nightmare On Elm Street sequel, starring Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette and Robert Englund, stretches the boundaries of 1980s horror to new limits with wildly inventive and brilliantly executed mayhem from director Chuck Russell. Thanks to the psychic ability of Kristen Parker (Arquette), a group of youngsters terrorised by Freddy Krueger take part in a controlled experiment where they(...)

Nightmare On Elm Street (Part 4): The Dream Master (1988)

Alice (Lisa Wilcox) goes through the blood-stained looking glass in one of the best Freddy Krueger episodes, given a wonderfully different European art-horror feel by future blockbuster director Renny Harlin. Wilcox takes on the talents of her deceased friends to become the Dream Master, the ancient guardian of positive scenarios, poised to counterattack Freddy's negative(...)

Nightmare On Elm Street (Part 5): The Dream Child (1989)

  Psycho child molester Freddy Krueger again survives through thick and thin in this unimaginative body counter sequel. Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox) thinks she's banished "the bastard son of a thousand maniacs" from her life until she's made pregnant by college jock Dan (Danny Hassel). Because, according to the jumbled script, a foetus can dream(...)

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