Journey Into Darkness (1969)

UK, USA, 1969
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A British/American television horror film directed by James Hill and Peter Sasdy. It’s a compilation of two episodes from the television series Journey to the Unknown (1968-1969), The New People and Paper Dolls.

Plot Summary

An American couple move to England and fall prey to their creepy new neighbours; and a set of quadruplets are telepathically linked, feeling each other’s pain and sharing experiences.


Directed by: James Hill, Peter Sasdy
Hammer Film Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
Executive Producer: Joan Harrison
Produced by: Anthony Hinds
Written by: John Gould, Oscar Millard
Based on Stories by: Charles Beaumont (The New People), Leslie P. Davies (Paper Dolls)

Patrick McGoohan (host)

The New People
Robert Reed (Hank Prentiss)
Jennifer Hilary (Anne Prentiss)
Patrick Allen (Luther Ames)
Anthony Colby (Ben)
Adrienne Corri (Terry Lawrence)
Suzanne Mockler (Susan Redford)
Milo O’Shea (Matt Dystal)
Beryl Richardson (Rhoda)
Melissa Stribling (Helen Ames)
Damien Thomas (David Redford)

Paper Dolls
Michael Tolan (Craig Miller)
Nanette Newman (Jill Collins)
Dorothy Alison (Mrs Latham)
George Benson (the vicar)
Noel Davis (Charles Philips)
Catherine Finn (Elsie Cole)
Edward Hardwicke (Dr Frank Yarrow)
Hazel Hughes (Mrs Biddle)
June Jago (Emily Blake)
Michael Ripper (Albert Cole)
Barnaby Shaw (Richard Brereton)
Roderick Shaw (Rodney Blake)
Kenneth J. Warren (Joe Blake)
Jerold Wells (Mayhew)
John Welsh (Bart Brereton)

Includes extracts from
Journey to the Unknown: The New People (1968)
Journey to the Unknown: Paper Dolls (1968)’

See also
Journey to Midnight (1971)
Journey to Murder (1971)
Journey to the Unknown (1970)