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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Obscure Christopher Lee Chiller 'Nothing But the Night'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood November 2, 2012 at 11:40AM

Christopher Lee Halloween! week concludes at Trailer from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "Nothing But the Night," one of the least-seen Lee-Cushing vehicles.
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Christopher Lee in "Nothing But the Night"
Christopher Lee in "Nothing But the Night"

Christopher Lee Halloween! week concludes at Trailer from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "Nothing But the Night," one of the least-seen Lee-Cushing vehicles.

Perhaps the least seen of the Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing vehicles, this was intended to inaugurate a series of classy suspense-horror films from Lee's newly-formed Charlemagne Productions, but its critical and commercial fizzle put an end to the company's plans. The concept had potential, but it just doesn't come together.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.