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Dead of Night (Death Dream, La Morte dietro la porta, King from the Grave, King of the Grave, It Came from the Grav) (1974)

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John Marley John Marley
Charles Brooks
Lynn Carlin Lynn Carlin
Christine Brooks
Richard Backus Richard Backus
'Andy' / Andy Brooks
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe
Doc Allman
Anya Ormsby Anya Ormsby
Cathy Brooks
Jane Daly Jane Daly
Joanne
Arthur Anderson Arthur Anderson
Postman


Written by
Alan Ormsby Alan Ormsby
(screenplay)


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Something Unspeakable Has Come Home..

12 years, 10 months ago at Jan 22 19:36
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Also named "Dead of Night" and "Night Walk"; this 1974 movie directed by Bob Clark starring Richard Backus as Andy Brooks, a Vietnam veteran who comes home with a devastating secret.. He's Dead! Killed during battle overseas, his body is kept in motion through the thoughts and prayers of his mother telling him not to die; only this is not the same young man shipped off to war his mother used to kn... read more
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.
Release date: 29 August 1974
UPC: 827058106191
Tags: Horror (8), Zombie (5), Vietnam (4), Slasher (3), Soldier (3), 1970s (3), Zombies (3), War (3), Cemetery (2), Dead Body (2), Dog (2), Doctor (2), Western (2), Car Chase (2), Low Budget Film (2), Back From The Dead (2), Homecoming (2), Mother Son Relationship (2), Vampire (2), Vampires (2)
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"A grindhouse threnody for the Vietnam generation, Bob Clark’s emotionally overwhelming Deathdream is a raw nerve radiating pure shock and grief, as evidenced by the reunion of Faces‘s Lynn Carlin and John Marley to play the parents of a young private who, after apparently dying in battle, returns to their doorstep. With echoes of “The Monkey’s Paw,” it gradually dawns on the initially relieved family that Andy’s purple heart may no longer beat, and yet he thirsts for blood, which wou"


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