The Night Of is an eight-part limited series that delves into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all the while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused awaits his trial.
Filmed in and around Manhattan, the HBO series is based on the BBC's "Criminal Justice", created by Peter Moffat.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Night of the Demon is a 1957 British horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. It is adapted from the M. R. James story “Casting the Runes” (1911). The plot revolves around an American psychologist investigating a satanic cult suspected of more than one murder. The film's production was turbulent due to artistic differences between producer Hal E. Chester on one side and Tourneur and writer Charles Bennett on the other. Although the original plan was not to show a literal demon, producer Chester inserted a monster over the objections of the writer, the director, and lead actor Dana Andrews. To accelerate the pace, the film was trimmed down to 83 minutes (and retitled Curse of the Demon) in the US, where it played the second half of a double bill variously with The True Story of Lynn Stuart and The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958).
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On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 15 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 8.2/10. In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin commented that Tourneur's direction was “handled with much of the assurance the same director brought to Cat People” and that the film was “way above average”. The review commented on the image of the demon, stating whenever the demon takes on a visible form, “especially the ending”, it seemed more like a product of “a child's nightmare than an adult's imagination”. In the early 2010s, Time Out conducted a poll with several authors, directors, actors and critics who have worked within the horror genre to vote for their top horror films. Night of the Demon placed at number 52 on their top 100 list.
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