About

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, H...

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Directed by

Jacques Tourneur

Written by

Charles Bennett (Screenplay)
Hal E. Chester (Screenplay)
M.R. James (Story)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Who will be the next in line to defy the curse?

Cast

Keywords

demon england investigation electrocution occult stonehenge professor black magic witchcraft hypnotism satanic cult animal attack seance psychologist science vs superstition parapsychology skeptic foggy night folk horror catatonic state supernatural power jumping through a window night for night shots runes

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