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A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real.Written by
William Castle has successfully managed to thrill audiences with low-budget films that manage to creep into our collective psyches and scare us silly. Being the showman that he is, he used a lot of gimmicks and tricks. "The Tingler", "House On Haunted Hill", and others are examples of this unique technique. He knows what scare us. "Night Walker" differs from this format somewhat. There are no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a solid, believable script of a woman tormented by troubling dreams after the death of her husband. Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck add credence to the story by virtue of their considerable "star" power, making a possibly unbelievable story believable. The casting is exceptional, the music is appropriately effective, and the ending is...well, quite surprising.
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