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NACHT DER VAMPIRE
(1970) see La Noche de Walpurgis

DIE NACHT UND DER SATAN (1959/Trans-Lux) 92mins. BW. Germany.
Aka: THE HEAD; A HEAD FOR THE DEVIL; THE SCREAMING HEAD; THE NAKED ONE AND THE SATAN.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Victor Trivas; Prod: Wolfgang Hartwig; Sfx: Theo Nischwitz.
Cast: Horst Frank, Michel Simon, Karin Kernke, Christiane Maybach, Paul Dahlke, Dieter Eppler, Kurt Muller-Graff, Helmut Scmid.
"Nothing in this lifetime...or the next...has prepared you for your encounter with...The Head!"
Professor Abel develops Serum-Z which enables him to transplant various organs from person to person without endangering the patient. His colleague Dr. Ood tries to convince Abel to further his experiments, but unfortunately Abel dies, so Dr. Ood seizes the opportunity to use Abel's head as part of the experiment. Slowly Ood loses touch reality and falls in love with a stripper, but when she spurns his advances he transforms his hunchbacked friend to look like the girl, however, she naturally falls in love with the stripper's boyfriend.
An eerie old fashioned melodrama drenched in blood, but ultimately unconvincing.

NACHT WEN DRACULA ERWACHT (1970) see Conde Dracula

NAKED EVIL(1966/Independent International) BW. (Tinted). UK. Released in 1973.
Aka: EXORCISM AT MIDNIGHT.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Stanley Goulder; Prod: Michael F. Johnson. From the play "The Obi" by Jon Manship White.
Cast: Richard Coleman, Lawrence Tierney, John Bates, Robert Allen, Addison Greene, Anthony Ainley, Suzanne Neve.
A household's black servant is actually a witch doctor who practises his black arts in the basement of their home, and is the leader of a cult of West Indians who believe strongly in possession. A detective, (Coleman), investigating a series of murders is lead to the house, while a priest also becomes involved and performs an exorcism.
Released in 1973 as EXORCISM AT MIDNIGHT with added American scenes by Sam Sherman. These are obvious insertions as the British accents are immediately replaced with American ones and then back again when the scene is completed.

THE NAKED GODDESS (1959) see The Devil's Hand

THE NAKED JUNGLE (1953/Paramount/George Pal) 95mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Byron Haskin; Prod: Frank Freeman Jr.; Sc: Phillip Yordan & Ronald MacDougall; Ph: Ernest Laszlo; Mus: Daniele Amfitheatrof. From "Leiningen And The Ants" by Carl Stephenson.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, William Conrad, Abraham Soafer, John Dierkes, Douglas Fowley.
In 1901 a woman, (Parker), is married by proxy to a cocoa plantation owner, (Heston), deep in the South American jungle, but when she arrives to meet her husband, she finds that he is indifferent to her and she has to face a horde of oversized soldier ants heading through the jungle eating everything in their path.
A documentary styled jungle adventure with an impressive scene of a man being eaten by the ants.

THE NAKED ONE AND THE SATAN (1959) see Die Nacht und der Satan

THE NAKED TEMPTRESS (1961) see The Naked Witch

THE NAKED VAMPIRE (1969) see La Vampire Nue

THE NAKED WITCH (1961/Alexander)
Aka: THE NAKED TEMPTRESS.
Credits: Dir. & Ph: Andy Milligan.
Cast: Beth Porter, Lee Forbes, Robert Burgos.
A nineteenth century witch, (Porter), returns to life when a student removes a stake from her heart.
Another cheap Milligan production made in New Jersey for $7,500 over 8 days which was released by exploitation distributor William Mishkin in 1967 with an extra 20 minutes of footage.
Forbes appears as a hunchback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A NAME FOR EVIL
(1970) 90mins.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Bernard Girard.
Cast: Robert Culp, Samantha Eggar, Clarence Miller, Shelia Sullivan, Mike Lane, Reed Sherman, Sue Hathaway.
When a man, (Culp), moves to Canada to restore his ancestral home, he discovers that a ghost is having an affair with his wife, (Eggar). Unable to resolve the situation, the man seeks solice with a local girl.
Much too pretencious and ambiguous to hold interest.

THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL (1968) 88mins. US.
Aka: THE FEMALE TRAP.
Credits: Dir: Gunnar Hellstrom.
Cast: Jack Lord, Susan Strasberg, T.C. Jones, Collin Wilcox, Tisha Sterling.
A father dresses up as his dead wife and kills to protect his daughter who killed her.
A fogettable and ridiculous thriller.

NANKAI NO DAI KETTO (1966/Toho Continental) 85mins. Japan.
Aka: GODZILLA VERSUS THE SEA MONSTER; GODZILLA VERSUS EBIRAH, THE MONSTER SHRIMP; EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP; FRANKENSTEIN UND DIE UNGERHEUER AUS DEM MEER; BIG DUEL IN THE NORTH SEA.
Credits: Dir: Jun Fukuda; Prod: Tomoyuki Tanaka; Sc: Shinichi Sekizawa; Ph: Kazuo Yamada; Art: Takeo Kita; Sfx: Eiji Tsuburaya; Mus: Masaru Sato.
Cast: Akira Takarada, Toru Watanabe, Jun Tazaki, Hideko Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Kumi Mizuno, Akihiko Hirata, Hideo Sunazuka, Chieko Nakakita, Chotaro Togin, Toru Ibuki, Hisaya Ito, Hiroshi Sekita, Pair Bambi Studio No. 1 Dancers.
A man in search of his missing brother wins a boat at a dance contest and heads for the South Seas where he lands on a strange island protected by Ebirah the monster shrimp and inhabited by soldiers planning world domination. The crew engage the soldiers in guerrilla warfare, find the missing brother and discover Godzilla slumbering in a cave. Godzilla awakes to defeat Ebirah and destroy the soldier's base. When an atom bomb is set to explode, Mothra arrives and carries them all safely away on her back while Godzilla avoids the blast by jumping into the sea.
This has to be one of the worst Japanese monster films. The plot is almost non-existant, while the acting and English dubbing is of the usual poor standard.
Godzilla's eighth appearance.
Sequel: Gojira No Musuko.

NANKAI NO DAIKAIJU (1970) see Kessen Nankai No Daikaiju

THE NANNY (1965/Hammer/Seven Arts) 93mins. BW. Released by Warner/Pathe. UK.
Credits: Dir: Seth Holt; Prod. & Sc: Jimmy Sangster; Ex.Prod: Anthony Hinds; Ph: Harry Waxman; Ed: James Needs & Tom Simpson; Des: Edward Carrick; Mus: Richard Rodney Bennett. From "The Nanny" by Evelyn Pipers.
Cast: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers, Maurice Denham, William Dix, Pamela Franklin, Jack Watling, Alfred Burke, Nora Gordon, Harry Fowler.
After his baby sister is found drowned in the bath, Master Joey, (Dix), is sent to a special school for disturbed children, but upon his return home he is found to abhor his old nanny, (Davis), who he knows was responsible for his sister's death. His family believe that his fear of her is irrational, but the nanny is insane with guilt and an intriguing game of cat and mouse ensues when she discovers Joey's suspicions.
A taut and hugely entertaining psychodrama heightened by Davis' subtle psychotic performance that doesn't resort to the usual hysterical cliches.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S TWICE TOLD TALES (1963) see Twice Told Tales

LE NAVE DE LOS MONSTRUOS (1959/Producciones Sotomayel) BW. Mexico.
Aka: SHIP OF THE MONSTERS.
Credits: Dir: Rogelio A. Gonzalez; Prod: Jesus Sotomayor, Sc: Fredo Varela Jnr.; Sfx: Juan Munoz Ravelo.
Cast: Eulalio Gonzalaz Piporro, Ann Bertha Lepe, Lorena Velazquez, Consuelo Frank, Manuel Lopez, Jesus Rodriguez.
A cowboy, (Piporro), confronts a Venusian spacecraft that contains a beautiful vampire woman, (Velazquez), who can turn into a giant bat, a sexy captain, (Lepe), a cyclops, a hairy dinosaur, a robot named Tor and a saucerman.
A juvenille mixture of genres that makes little sense.

THE NAVY VERSUS THE NIGHT MONSTERS (1965/Standard Club of California/Broder Prod.) 90mins. US.
Aka: MONSTERS OF THE NIGHT; THE NIGHT CRAWLERS.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Michael A. Hoey; Prod: George Edwards; Ph: Stanley Cortez; Ed: George White; Art: Paul Sylos; Sfx: Edwin Tillman; Mu: Harry Thomas; Mus: Gordon Zahler. From "Monsters From Earth's End" by Murray Leinster.
Cast: Mamie Van Doren, Anthony Eisley, Pamela Mason Kellino, Walter Sande, Bobby Van, Philip Terry, Bill Gray, Russ Bender, Edward Faulkner.
"That's the heartbeat of a man in mortal terror." - Nurse Nora (Van Doren).
A naval expedition to the Antarctic discovers 300 square miles of land heated by warm water lakes in which lives a strange form of vegetable matter. The expedition gathers samples and loads them onto their airplane, but the pilot notices that one of the scientists is missing before they are forced to crashland on Gow Island. Lt. Charles Brown, (Eisley), allows the botanist to replant the vegetation, but a number of the team mysteriously disappear when the remaining members discover that the plants have grown onto giant man-eating trees that can walk on their roots and spawn deadly creatures. The island becomes overrun with the monsters until the navy arrive and bomb the island with napalm.
Enjoyable B-movie nonsense despite the inept acting and production. Watch for the crew member who becomes so terror stricken when he sees the creatures on the plane that he leaps to his death from the nearest exit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE NEANDERTHAL MAN
(1953/Wisberg-Pollexfen/Global/UA.) 78mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: E.A. Dupont; Prod. & Sc: Aubrey Wisberg & Jack Pollexfen; Ph: Stanley Cortez; Ed: Fred Feitshans; Art: Walter Koestler; Sfx: Jack Rabin & David Commons; Mu: Harry Thomas; Mus: Albert Glasser.
Cast: Robert Shayne, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick, Dick Rich, Beverly Garland, Joyce Terry, Robert Long, Jean Quinn.
Professor Graves, (Shayne), is experimenting with a regression serum to try and find the vitality he believes the human race has long since lost and finds that the serum transforms his housekeeper into an ape and his cat into a sabre toothed tiger. When he tries the concoction on himself, he turns into a marauding neanderthal man who is eventually killed by the tiger.
An enjoyable dose of nonsense despite a poorly developed script and bad acting.

NEBO ZOWET (1959) Russia.
Credits: Dir: Alexander Kozyr & T. Colchart.
A Russian space drama purchased by Roger Corman and turned into Battle Beyond the Sun by a young Francis Ford Coppola.

NECRONOMICON (1968) see Necronomicon-Gertraumte Stunden

NECRONOMICON-GERTRAUMTE STUNDEN (1968/Aquila D./TransAmerican) 91mins. Germany. Aka: NECRONOMICON; SUCCUBUS.
Credits: Dir: Jess Franco; Prod: Adrian Hoven; Sc: Pier A. Caminneci; Ph: Franz X. Lederle & Georg Herrero; Ed: Frizzi Schmidt; Des: H. Peter Krause, Carlos Viudes, Karl Heinz Mannchen; Mus: Friederich Gulda & Jerry Van Rooyen.
Cast: Janine Reynaud, Howard Vernon, Jack Taylor, Michel Lemoine, Nathalie Nord, Pier A. Caminneci, Adrian Hoven.
A nightclub performer's act consists of pretending to torture, fondle and then kill a chained "victim" on stage, but she begins to have difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality when she believes a demon has possessed her. She murders her lesbian lover and now when she performs her act, she tortures and kills for real.
A badly made, but mildly diverting sex-horror film. Released in Britain at 81 minutes.

NELLA STRETTA MORSA DEL RANGO (1971/DC 7/Paris Cannes/Terra) 94mins. Italy/Germany/France.
Aka: WEB OF THE SPIDER; DRACULA IN SCHLOSS DES SHRECKENS; IN THE GRIP OF THE SPIDER; PRISONNIER DE L'ARAIGNEE.
Credits: Dir: Anthony Dawson (Antonio Margheriti); Prod: Giovanni Adessi; Sc: Antonio Margheriti & Giovanni Franciosa. From "Danse Macabre" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Tony Franciosa, Michele Mercier, Peter Carssten, Karen Field, Silvano Tranquilli.
Poe, (Kinski), meets a journalist, (Franciosa), at a country tavern and challenges him to spend the night in a haunted castle. There the journalist experiences the ghostly manifestations of deeds performed by the former occupants who happen to be two beautiful women.
An average horror yarn with all the haunted house clichés. This was Margheriti's second version of his own La Lunga Notte del Terrore (1962).

THE NEPTUNE FACTOR (1973/Quadrant/Bellevue-Path‚/TCF.) 98mins. Canada.
Aka: THE NEPTUNE DISASTER; AN UNDERSEA ODYSSEY.
Credits: Dir: Daniel Petrie; Prod: Sanford Howard; Sc: Jack DeWitt; Ph: Harry Makin; Mus: Lalo Schifrin.
Cast: Ben Gazarra, Walter Pidgeon, Yvette Mimeaux, Ernest Borgnine, Chris Wiggins, Donnelly Rhodes, Ed McGibbon, Michael J. Reynolds, David Yorston, Stuart Gillard, Mark Walker, Kenneth Pogue, Frank Perry, Dan MacDonald, Les Carlson.
"Wherever you've been - this is where you've never been before!"
The crew of a deep sea submarine races to rescue oceanologists from an underwater laboratory damaged by an earthquake and encounters strange sea creatures.
The impressive cast is wasted in this unimaginative and slow moving adventure film and act accordingly. Close up shots of real fish serve as the ineffective "monsters".

THE NEST OF THE CUCKOO BIRDS (1965/Williams) BW.
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Sc: Bert Williams; Mus: The Four Bits; Lyrics: Peggy Williams.
Cast: Bert Williams, Chuck Frankle, Ann Long, Jacky Scalso, Larry Wright.
A detective investigating local Florida moonshiners discovers an inn run by a showgirl who practises taxidermy on humans and displays them in her "Chapel Of The Dead".

NEUTRON AGAINST THE DEATH ROBOTS (1961) see Los Automatas de la Muerte

NEUTRON AND THE BLACK MASK (1962) Mexico.
Credits: Dir: Frederico Curiel.
Cast: Wolf Ruvinskis.
The masked wrestling hero, Neutron, (Ruvinskis), encounters monsters and a mad scientist with some newly developed deadly weapons.
Further adventures of Nuetron in masked wrestling mayhem.

NEUTRON TRAPS THE INVISIBLE KILLERS (1964) Mexico.
Cast: Wolf Ruvinskis.
Wrestling hero, Neutron, (Ruvinskis), encounters some invisible villains.
A transparent plot and lots of Mexican wrestling mayhem.

NEUTRON VERSUS THE AMAZING DOCTOR CARONTE (1964) Mexico.
Cast: Wolf Ruvinskis.
Wrestling hero Neutron, (Ruvinskis), confronts the evil Dr. Caronte once again.
Further advetures of Neutron that are all very similar to each other.

NEUTRON VERSUS THE MANIAC (1961) Mexico.
Cast: Wolf Ruvinskis.
Wrestling hero Neutron, (Ruvinskis), confronts an evil genius with a specially developed explosive.

THE NEW INVISIBLE MAN (1957) see El Hombre Que Logro Ser Invisible

THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950/MGM.) 83mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: William A Wellman; Prod: Dore Schary; Sc: Charles Schnee; Ph: William Mellor; Mus: David Raskin.
Cast: James Whitmore, Nancy Davis, Gary Gray, Lillian Bronson, Art Smith, Jeff Corey.
The contented life of Joe, (Whitmore), and Mary Smith, (Davis), is shaken when they hear what seems to be God's voice coming from their radio.
An interesting film with a message is too slow to develop while trying to demonstarte the impact the event has on smalltown America.
Schary wrote a book concerning the film entitled "Case History of a Movie".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
(1969) see Night After Night After Night

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AFTER NIGHT (1969) 89mins.
Aka: NIGHT AFTER NIGHT; HE KILLS, NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.
Credits: Dir: Lewis J. Force.
Cast: Jack May, Justine Lord, Linda Marlowe, Gilbert Wayne, Terry Scully, Donald Sumpter, Peter Forbes-Robertson, April Harlow, Jacqueline Clerk, Carol Haddon.
London police are baffled by a series of sex murders and discover that the culprit is a perverted judge.
A sorry affair with a script that offers no tension or interest.

THE NIGHT CALLER (1965/New Art/Armitage) 84mins. BW. UK.
Aka: THE BLOOD BEAST FROM OUTER SPACE (US); THE NIGHT CALLER FROM OUTER SPACE.
Credits: Dir: John Gilling; Prod: Ronald Liles; Ex.Prod: John Phillips; Sc: Jim O'Connelly; Ph: Stephen Dade; Ed: Philip Barnikel; Art: Harry White; Mu: Bunty Phillips; Mus: Johnny Gregory. From a novel by Frank Crisp.
Cast: John Saxon, Maurice Denham, Patricia Haines, Alfred Burke, John Carson, Aubrey Morris, Warren Mitchell, Jack Watson, Stanley Meadows, Ballard Berkeley, Marianne Stone, Geoffrey Lumsden, Barbara French, Anthony Wager, David Gregory, Robert Crewsden, Douglas Livingstone, Tom Gill.
When a mysterious orb arrives on earth from outer space, scientists discover that it is responsible for teleporting an alien from one of Jupiter's moons named Ganymede that is transporting women who answer his modeling advert in "Bikini Girl" magazine back to his planet to use in genetic experiments. When the police finally catch up with him he has completed his mission after abducting 33 young women and explains that his race of people need their new blood to regenerate their species after they almost destroyed their planet with nuclear war.
An intelligent science fiction tale that plays as a suspenseful police mystery.

NIGHT CALLER FROM OUTER SPACE (1965) see The Night Caller

THE NIGHT CRAWLERS (1965) see The Navy Versus the Night Monsters

NIGHT CREATURES (1962) see Captain Clegg

THE NIGHT CREATURES (1964) see The Last Man on Earth

NIGHT FRIGHT (1968) 91mins.
Aka: E.T.-THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL NASTIE; EXTRA TERRESTRIAL NASTIE.
Credits: Dir: James A. Sullivan.
Cast: John Agar, Bill Thurman, Carol Gilley, Roger Ready, Ralph Baker Jr., Dorothy Davis, Gary McLain, Bill Holly, Byron Lord, Janiz Menshaw, Russ Marker, Tony Pearce, Darlene Drew, Frank Jolly, Christi Simmons.
After a rocket containing several spieces of animal is sent into space to test the effects of cosmic radiation, all the subjects mutate and one deformed specimen escapes when the craft crashlands back on Earth. The mutated creature terrorises the inhabitants of a small nearby town.
Surprisingly tedious, with very little style or imagination.

NIGHT GALLERY (1969/Universal/NBC) 94mins. TVM. US.
Credits: Dir: Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear & Boris Sagal; Sc: Rod Serling. From stories by Rod Serling.
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Barry Sullivan, Sam Jaffe, Joan Crawford, Tom Bosley, Richard Kiley, George McReady, Ossie Davis.
Rod Serling introduces three episodes with a painting from the Night Gallery.
1. Dir: Barry Shear. A Nazi's past catches up with him in South America.
2. Dir: Steven Spielberg. A wealthy blind woman, (Crawford), buys a down and out's sight for a short duration, unfortunately the time that her newly aquired sight is effective is also the start of the New York blackout.
3. Dir: Boris Sagal. A nephew plots to try and scare his wealthy uncle to death.
An effective anthology that piloted the television series "Night Gallery".
Spielberg was 21 at the time.

NIGHT IS THE PHANTOM (1963) see La Frustra e il Corpo

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NIGHT MUST FALL
(1964/MGM.) 105mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Karel Reisz; Prod: Albert Finney & Karel Reisz; Sc: Clive Exton; Ph: Freddie Francis; Ed: Philip Barnikel; Des: Timothy O'Brien; Mus: Ron Grainer. From a play by Emlyn Williams.
Cast: Albert Finney, Susan Hampshire, Mona Washbourne, Shelia Hancock, Michael Medwin, Joe Gladwin, Martin Wyldeck.
A charming young axe murderer, (Finney), travels about with a hat box that secretly contains someone's head. The killer attaches himself to a wealthy old lady, (Wasbourne), and her household to begin a reign of terror.
A poor remake of the 1937 version, replacing any subtlety with humourless axe murders and sexual perversion. Finney's flamboyant performance manages to get the film through the more tedious scenes.

 

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