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Nothing But the Night (1973, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing)

When the trustees of an orphanage start dying at an alarming rate, Colonel Charles Bingham (Christopher Lee) investigates to find a supernatural conspiracy: a cult striving to inhabit the bodies of children in a desire for immortality.

A flawed but interesting attempt to have horror film taken seriously, with raised production values that allude to the New Wave, but with a messy plot and a confused script that root it in the Hammer school of gory fantasy. Lee had a hand in the production and is quite compelling, but his supporting cast are sadly underused.

Cast:  Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Georgia Brown, Keith Barron, Gwyneth Strong, Fulton Mackay, Michael Gambon, Duncan Lamont, Kathleen Byron, John Robinson, Morris Perry, Shelagh Fraser, Andrew McCulloch, Paul Humpoletz, Stanley Lebor, Beatrice Kane, Janet Bruce, Geoffrey Denton

Director:  Peter Sasdy
Producer:  Christopher Lee, Anthony Nelson Keys
Original Music Composer: Malcolm Williamson
Cinematography: Kenneth Talbot Running Time: 90 minutes
Released 16 February 1973

Genres:  Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country:  United Kingdom
Production Companies:  Charlemagne Productions

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