The Night Walker (1964)

Mike Matei / October 26th, 2014

An underrated thriller from William Castle about nightmares. Only available on VHS for unknown reasons.


  • October 26, 2014 at 4:11 am

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  • October 26, 2014 at 4:11 am

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  • Jim Reichert

    October 26, 2014 at 4:25 am

    I’ve never heard of this one before but it definitely looks like something I’d wanna check out. Gory movies are pretty awesome, but I’d take creepy and spine chilling over gory any day.

  • Radelta

    October 26, 2014 at 4:36 am

    looks interesting. thanks for spotlighting this movie.

  • fett101

    October 26, 2014 at 5:36 am

    That opening narrator is Paul Frees, the ghost host from Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Cool beans.

  • October 26, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Wasn’t she “Victoria Barkley” from the show “The big valley”?

    • wetvein

      October 26, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Yeah.. that’s Barbara Stanwyck. Probably best known for “Double Indemnity” – great film

  • cammcal

    October 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

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    • itscmillertime

      October 26, 2014 at 9:14 am

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      October 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

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      October 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I’m having the exact same problem. No idea what caused it; I was able to watch all the other videos just fine until the Island of Lost Souls review. Since then, none of the videos load and even clipconverter can’t seem to find them.

    • October 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Try disabling AdBlock on the site. It worked for me.

  • CrushingC10996WM

    October 26, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Bring this to blu-ray!

  • October 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Looks nice.

  • Nik B

    October 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Nice one, Now I GOT to find a vhs copy of it!

  • October 26, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Very Cool

  • October 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

    That music sounds just like the one from Ice Age 2, the buzzards scene.

  • Pablo1989

    October 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Thats odd 😛
    ive heared that music before(i mean very similar but not same)
    (Titled Stealth_2 )

  • October 26, 2014 at 10:37 am

    wish I had a VHS player, the film looks interesting

  • synthfreek

    October 26, 2014 at 11:11 am

    The music was instantly reconizable as being that of Vic Mizzy…The Ghost And Mr. Chicken and The Addams Family.

  • October 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Criterion needs to get to work on this, right away.

  • Joker83

    October 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This movie looks like it really needs to be released on DVD or bluray

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    October 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Some time ago i’ve started watching movies rated 3 stars (out of five) from a reliable italian site (MyMovies) that goes pretty in deep since 1895 to today with movie listing. I’m at 1957 now, but when i get to 1964 this i will surely watch this, even with you talking over it, i got creeped. Gotta watch this, for sure.

  • Michael Holmes

    October 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I had never heard of this film before but it looks really interesting. I will definitely check this out.

  • October 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Looks really interesting

  • culwin

    October 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I’m sure lots of younger people have discovered great movies through this annual series! Even I, who have seen a lot of movies, have found some hidden gems. Thanks James!

  • Don Skiver

    October 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    So this movie says that if you die in your dream, you die in real life? Sounds a lot like a movie that was made exactly 20 years later… 😉

  • Weldin Dunn

    October 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    That thing about if you fall and hit the ground you’re dead is completely false. I had a dream, where I was falling, and I hit the ground.

    • DarklyDreamingJimbo

      October 26, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Yeah man, it’s totally false. Dying in dreams definitely won’t kill you. I’ve died in many dreams. I’ve been shot and stabbed by muggers, eaten by sea monsters, and so much other shit. So many people seem to believe it’s true though.

  • Mega-Gojira

    October 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Looks Awesome!!!!!

  • skwij

    October 30, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Only on VHS, huh? Well, my VCR still works, so I may have to check this out… Thanks!

  • gluserty

    October 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I suppose the studio couldn’t find a place for this film, so they just kind of slapped it into a set. I think this looks like it’s worth a look.

  • TagaZok

    October 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    OUOUOUuu I gonna see that never heard of this film I wanna see…..

  • Cole White

    October 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I love your videos. I never stop watching and I never will. Great stuff man

  • Jake S

    November 5, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Have you (James Rolfe) or anyone reading ever seen William Castle’s final film Shanks, starring Marcel Marceau? Marceau puts the mime thing to effect as a silent puppeteer with the title name. Shanks is given the secret to reanimating bodies by an aging scientist, also portrayed by Marceau. Pretty surrealist, even for someone like Castle. It’s rarely seen on television, I think TCM played it once when Rob Zombie used to host Underground.

  • May 13, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Alfred Hitchcock, check. The Twilight Zone, check. Movies about dreams, check.

    You got me interested.

  • July 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I believe The Night Walker is out on DVD now. I saw a copy at my local video rental place.

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