2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good story ruined,
This review is from: Night of the Demon (1957) [DVD] (DVD)
Night of the Demon is a film based on the superb M.R.James story "Casting the Runes". James was a very English writer and must be spinning over this Americanised film version. The whole premise of James' writings is that more was hinted than revealed and the story was slowly built-up. In this film we are treated very early to a dodgy fire demon before our hero from the US (Dana Andrews) appears to save the day. These comments notwithstanding, the standards of director Jacques Tourneur are still evident and Niall McGinnis as Karswell is brilliant.