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Genres: Horror , Mystery , Thriller
Actors: Robert Taylor , Barbara Stanwyck , Judi Meredith , Hayden Rorke , Rochelle Hudson , Marjorie Bennett , Jess Barker , Tetsu Komai , Lloyd Bochner
Director: William Castle
Country: United States
Year: 1964
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 (474 votes)

A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real.

Film Review

This was a movie that was shown quite a number of times on British TV in the early 70s. Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared of the face of the earth, and only seems to be found on VHS in the states. It was one of those movies that scared the hell out of me as a kid, a rare thing for me as I have always been an avid horror fan. Does anyone know if there will be a DVD release and when?. Also does anyone know the title of an old British horror in which at the begging of the movie a woman is driving a car and when she glances through the rear view mirror, a witch is sitting in the back of the car which causes her to crash her vehicle over the edge of a cliff.

Producer/Director William Castle, famed for his low-budget shockers complete with assorted gimmicks, had by now reached his "Star Stage." He had featured Vincent Price in two of his films, and in 1964 really scored a coup when he signed Joan Crawford for "Strait- Jacket." Thanks mostly to her drawing power (she would later do "I Saw What You Did" for Castle) the film was a hit – and her publicity appearances on behalf of it didn't hurt, either. So, for his next project, Castle signed both Barbara Stanwyck and her initially reluctant ex-husband Robert Taylor to headline "The Night Walker" from a script written by "Strait-Jacket's" Robert Bloch (who also penned the book "Psycho"). In this psychological mystery melodrama, Stanwyck plays the wife of a rich, blind scientist (Hayden Rorke) who suspects her of having an affair. He hires a detective (Lloyd Bochner) to determine whether his wife is only dreaming of a lover or …

I watched this film so many times in my youth that I lost the count. Maybe it was because William Castle produced it, or the handsome "dream lover", the music by Vic Mizzy, its surprise ending (which I should have known from reel one), or the happy time I was having when it was released: I was 13 years old, The Supremes had their first hits, and many stars of the past were back in action. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Tallulah Bankhead, and real-life sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, all starred in black-and-white horror and suspense vehicles in which grand guignol reigned. In this film (written by "Psycho" author, Robert Bloch), Barbara Stanwyck is rather restrained compared to her peers, as a widow having strange dreams (in which Lloyd Bochner seduced her), with ex-husband Robert Taylor lending a hand to solve the mystery. Even knowing the ending, I still enjoyed it again and again.


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