Dead of Night

Synopsis: Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.
Genre: Horror
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
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Year:
1945
77 min
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Mr Craig, can you describe

what happens in your dream?

Well, not in detail,

but it always starts exactly the same

as when I arrived, just now.

I turn off the main road into the lane.

At the bend in the lane,

the house comes into view.

I stop, because I recognise it.

Then I drive on again,

and Foley meets me at the front door.

I recognise him, too.

And then, when I'm taking off my coat,

I have the most extraordinary feeling.

I nearly turn and run for it,

because I know I am going to come

face to face with the six of you.

Well, you've only come face to face

with five of us so far, not counting Eliot.

That's right. Five of you.

There is a sixth person

who comes in later.

Can you describe this late arrival?

- It's an attractive girl with dark hair.

- Is that you can tell us about her?

She comes in quite unexpectedly,

and says something about

not having any money.

- A penniless brunette, eh?

- How romantic.

Do you fall madly in love

with her Mr Craig?

Have you ever told

anyone about your dream?

No, I don't think so.

Not even my wife.

Now I come to think of it,

after I wake,

it never stays in my memory

for more than a few seconds.

And none of it ever comes back to me

until the next time it starts.

In fact, there's no evidence you ever

dreamed this dream at all, is there?

None whatever.

I haven't a scrap of proof.

Personally, I don't need any.

I believe what you say, Mr Craig.

I believe you really have dreamt

about us all.

- So do I.

- And so do I.

- Me too!

- I think I do, too.

I don't question that you have been

subject to a recurring dream,

and no doubt it has a background

vaguely similar to this.

It would be quite enough

to account for your feeling

that you've been here before,

it's quite a common experience.

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