Dead of Night (1972a)

Canada, UK, 1972
Super 16mm blown up to 35mm, Technicolor, 1.78:1
mono, English

A Canadian/British horror film directed by Bob Clark.

Plot Summary

A young soldier killed in Vietnam returns home undead when his mother wishes him back to life.


Directed by: Bob Clark
© The Night Walk Limited and Company 1972
A Quadrant film. Quadrant Films and Impact Films present, A Bob Clark film
Executive Producers: Gerald Flint-Shipman & Geoffrey Nethercott
Produced by: John Trent & Peter James, Bob Clark
Screenplay by: Alan Ormsby
Director of Photography: Jack McGowan
Editor: Ron Sinclair
Music by: Carl Zittrer
Sound: Gary Goch
Costumes: Dyke Davis
Make-Up: Tom Savini
Art Director: Forest Carpenter
Locations: Brooksville, Florida, USA

John Marley (Charles Brooks)
Lynn Carlin (Christine Brooks)
Henderson Forsythe (Dr Philip Allman)
Richard Backus as “Andy” [Brooks]
Anya Ormsby (Cathy Brooks)
Jane Daly (Joanne)
Michael Mazes (Bob)
Arthur Anderson (postman)
Arthur Bradley (George)
David Gawlikowski (truck driver)
Virginia Cortez (Rosalie)
Bud Hoey (Ed)
Robert Cannon (drunk)
Raymond Michel (policeman in diner)
Jeff Becker, Scott Becker, Greg Wells, Kevin Schweizer (young boys)
Jeff Gillen (bartender)
Alan Ormsby (bystander)
Mal Jones (Sheriff)
Edward Anderson (Deputy)
George Devries (1st TV announcer)
Bob Noble (2nd TV announcer)

Alternative Titles

Deathdream – USA (re-release)
It Came from the Grave! – USA (advertising)
Mannen är farlig – Sweden
La morte dietro la porta – Italy
Le Mort-vivant – France
The Night Andy Came Home
Night Walk
Painajainen – Finland
Skräckens stad – Sweden
Soif de sang – French Canadian video title
The Veteran
Whispers – USA (re-release)



  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.250
  • Film Review 1978-79 by F. Maurice Speed p.144
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.134-135 – illustrated review (by Andrew Llewellyn)
  • The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia by Peter Dendle p.53-54