NI NIGHT OF
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
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
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
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
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
Forbes appears as a hunchback.
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.
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
Credits: Dir: Jun Fukuda; Prod: Tomoyuki Tanaka; Sc:
Shinichi Sekizawa; Ph: Kazuo Yamada; Art: Takeo Kita; Sfx: Eiji Tsuburaya; Mus: Masaru
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
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
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
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 HAWTHORNES TWICE TOLD TALES (1963) see Twice
LE NAVE DE LOS MONSTRUOS (1959/Producciones Sotomayel) BW.
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
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
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.
THE NEANDERTHAL MAN (1953/Wisberg-Pollexfen/Global/UA.) 78mins. BW.
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
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)
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
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
"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
THE NEW INVISIBLE MAN (1957) see El Hombre Que Logro
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".
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT (1969) see Night After Night After
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
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
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
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
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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