"Night of Death! (1980)" Review

Synopsis: When she takes up her new post at an eerie convalescent home deep in the French countryside, nurse Martine (Isabelle Goguey) soon discovers that several missing co-workers may have fallen prey to an unspeakable evil rumored to roam the hallways at night. But as Martine looks deeper into the mystery, she suspects the home's aged residents know more about the menace than they let on.

Review:  If you ever get a job offer from a place called Deadlock House, don't take it! From director Raphael Delpard come this french horror film that will take you through the demented Deadlock House. I was very intrigued by the cover of this DVD which to me looks like something that would of happened in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre house added with a group of creepy elderly people. Now when it comes to the film I must say that I was actually found this film to have alot more atmosphere than I was expecting, I figured all this film would be is one that is filled with tons of gore and little to no atmosphere. There is alot of creepy moments in this film especially when all the elderly people are walking down the hall on the way to go capture they're late night snack. The music really does help to accentuate the atmosphere and feeling of this film and perfectly adds a creepy feeling when necessary. For me seeing elderly people as cannibals in a film was something different because most the time it's a cannibal tribe or just some deranged serial killer. Added to the cast you also get a sadistic headmistress and a very creepy maintenance man which both fit perfectly in this film. Overall this is a good film that seems to of been lost in the shuffle until a great company like Synapse Films cleaned this one up and released this for our consumption!

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Raphael Delpard
Genre: Horror
DVD Release Year: 2009
Theatrical Release Year: 1980
Time Length: 94 mins.
Company: Synapse Films