Film "Dead of Night" to be Screened on October 29, 2010

Psychological thriller for Halloween

ALBANY, NY (10/13/2010)(readMedia)-- "Dead of Night" (United Kingdom, 1945, 103 minutes, b/w, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, and Robert Hamer) will be shown on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, the screening is free and open to the public.

A psychological thriller from England's much-admired Ealing Studios (better known for its comedies), "Dead of Night" centers on a man who loses his sanity while listening to the ghost stories of fellow guests at a country house. In a 2004 reappraisal, the BBC called it, "A dead scary horror movie that skimps on the blood but not the goose bumps…."

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