Night Tide
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Night Tide
Writer/director Curtis Harrington does an admirable job working around the severe budget limitations of the 1963 psychological chiller Night Tide. Sailor Johnny (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with carnival-girl Mora (Linda Lawson), despite warnings that Mora is a "jinx" who has brought about the deaths of two previous suitors. Mora performs a mermaid act at the carnival, but to her it's no act: she believes herself the descendant of an underwater race that must kill by the light of the full moon to survive. One evening, Mora tries to kill Johnny, prompting his quick exit. He… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is so deftly crafted ... that the creaks in the screenplay don't show too glaringly."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"As a chiller, it's top-notch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Strange, moody, but effective."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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