Thursday, July 9, 2009

NIGHT OF DEATH - Rare(?) French Horror

I was mind boggled the other day when I came across this picture:

Not only had I never heard of the film, but I haven't seen any announcement by Synapse. Which I usually do, because I'm at the same board as Don May Jr.

The only thing I found out is that it's a French horror movie from 1980 and that Georges Lucas is part of the cast!!? Not the director of Star Wars.

I also found this clip at french youtube:


Apparently there is a French DVD that came out in 2003, but with very poor quality and without subtitles:

Here is also the Canadian VHS, without subtitles and with a ''stolen'' cover from another 1980 movie called DEMENTED:

[Click on pictures for large size]


Jared said...

That clip has some great atmosphere. I'm really looking forward to this release. It's almost MORE exciting to get something that you've never heard of before much less seen.

Patrick B said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jared :)

I also found a trailer. But I couldn't embed it, so if you just search for the original french title you will find a ''trailer'' with more graphic scenes.

I'm also looking forward to this. I think it's weird that this wasn't announced by Synapse! Or did I just miss it? Seems like something you would announce, since it seems so rare!

I'll be updating soon, with a french (if I remember correctly) VHS cover.

Jared said...

Don may has mentioned it over at AVManiacs and on some "twitter" feeds that show up on their news blog. But otherwise I don't think there's been much in the way of official announcements on their website or anywhere else.

Jared said...

This is a fun blog you've got going here by the way. I'll be checking it out more often. Us Bearded Movie Aficionados gotta stick together!

Patrick B said...

I haven't seen it at AVmaniacs. But I don't always read all the posts there! So I may have missed it.

We are a dying breed. Hehe.

Thanks for the kind words.

Patrick B said...

Let me just ask you all a question:

How does this post look?

I'm at work and have been sitting on the laptop all day, and this post and all the other posts looks great, then I switched to a stationary computer at work and they look like shit. The writing is all mangled with the pictures and everything is too big!

Might just be the computer, but then some people might visit my site and just think it looks like shit!

Jared said...

Looks just fine. Love that VHS cover too! DEMENTED is a cool movie as well.

Patrick B said...

That's good :)

I actually haven't seen DEMENTED yet, but I've heard so much shit about it, even from fans of the weird and sleazy.

Jack J said...

It's pretty embarrassing but I bought DEMENTED many years ago in OZ and I have never watched it! I'm the lowest of the low. I should be punished. By someone called Ilsa or Helga. XD

Patrick B said...

Hehe. You can't watch 'em all at the same time, so some are bound to end up unseen for a long time, no matter how much you want to see it.