Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Night Tide

Night Tide is a 1961 creepy thriller movie directed by Curtis Harrington in his first feature film. It stars Dennis Hopper. A sailor on leave meets a young woman who plays a mermaid in a shore-side attraction, and it seems she may actually be a mermaid. I think "atmospheric" would be a good descriptive word for this film.

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The review at Slant Magazine begins, "Few films capture the mood of dashed sensual yearning that often greets summer nostalgia with the vivid acuity that distinguishes Night Tide." DVD Talk calls it "a modest, moody psychological thriller that almost but not quite becomes a horror film." Images Journal says, "Night Tide is fun to watch for several reasons .... But the main reason for the movie's success is simply the presence of Dennis Hopper."

4 comments:

  1. I like psychological thrillers, but not sure if this would be one I would want to see. However, I like your take on it.

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    1. Dennis Hopper is always worth a try, and I found the mermaid idea intriguing.

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  2. Not used to Dennis playing the good guy--LOL! Was an odd little film. :)

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    1. He was good at picking odd/quirky films. Not many are like him.

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