in about 100 words or less
UK 102m, B&W
Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden: Cast: Anthony Baird, Roland Culver, Renée Gadd, Sally Ann Howes, Mervyn Johns, Barbara Leake, Mary Merrall, Frederick Valk. Googie Withers
Dead of Night is a self-referencing supernatural horror film with a circular plot that contains a number of short stories which are all linked through a group of people who share strange and frightening personal experiences from their past. This is an imaginative and highly influential film with a structure that is widely copied by many horror anthologies, not the least of which is The Simpson’s television Halloween special (Klaus Ming November 2016).