Curse of the Demon (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Curse of the Demon (1958)




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In this film, American Professor Dana Andrews investigates a devil-worshipping cult active in England. The cult has apparently been responsible for more than one death in recent months. When Andrews comes too close to the cult for comfort, the devil-worshipping leader slips a cursed parchment into Andrews' research files. This 1958 American release is a re-edit of Tourneur's original 1957 British film. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

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Dana Andrews
as Dr. John Holden
Peggy Cummins
as Joanna Harrington
Maurice Denham
as Prof. Henry Harrington
Niall MacGinnis
as Dr. Karswell
Athene Seyler
as Mrs. Karswell
Liam Redmond
as Mark O'Brien
Ewan Roberts
as Lloyd Williamson
Brian Wilde
as Rand Hobart
Richard Leech
as Inspector Mottram
Lloyd Lamble
as Det. Simmons
Peter Hobbes
as Superintendent
John Salew
as Librarian
Janet Barrow
as Mrs. Hobart
Lynn Tracy
as Air Hostess
Ballard Berkeley
as 1st Reporter
Shay Gorman
as Narrator
Walter Horsbrugh
as Bates, the Butler
Michael Peake
as 2nd Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Curse of the Demon

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

Intelligent, delicate, and actually frightening.

October 17, 2011 | Full Review…

One of the finest thrillers made in England during the '50s.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a beguiling and enveloping tale of the power of the occult and the susceptibility of the human mind to suggestion.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

This essay in the occult is handled with much of the assurance the same director brought to Cat People, and is well above average.

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Night Of The Demon packs a powerful punch despite featuring no gore or, demon excepted, much in the way of special effects.

October 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A film that survives even its most unsubtle special effects to earn its place as not only one of the great films of British vintage cinema but also a classic supernatural thriller.

October 17, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Curse of the Demon

The sad fact that this classic horror movie shows the monster right away in the beginning (against the director's wishes) doesn't eliminate its undeniable qualities, such as an elegant dialogue and an intelligent plot with characters who behave like intelligent people would.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


I absolutely loved this horror movie. The story is classic, but also modern. The actors are great. And the ending is way cool. If you've seen the new movie, Drag Me to Hell, you'll see many similarities with this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


An early classic. I loved it.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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