New World Order psychopathic propogandist HG Wells whose works of deception/apathy/conditioning include "Things to Come" and "War of the Worlds" also dabbled in scaring the shit out of the general public with the "paranormal" bullshit crapola. This was done (as it is done today) to distract the masses (the slaves) from an undercurrent of hardcore NWO operations like the private federal reserve, war being a racket, and the usurption of the educational and theological foundations in the US by the Rockefellers. It is also used as predictive programming for other NWO operations which can be blammed on "the supernatural" rather than very logical and rational conspiracies.
Anyway, here it is:
Dead of Night
Directed by Cavalcanti ("Christmas Party" and "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Charles Crichton ("Golfing Story")
Basil Dearden ("Hearse Driver" and "Linking Narrative")
Robert Hamer ("The Haunted Mirror")
Produced by Michael BalconWritten by H.G. Wells (original story)
E.F. Benson (original story)
John Baines (original story and screenplay)
Angus MacPhail (original story and screenplay)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Distributed by Eagle-Lion Distributors Limited (UK) Universal Pictures (US)
Release date(s) 4 September, 1945 (UK) June 28, 1946 (USA)
Running time 102 min.
Dead of Night (1945) is a British portmanteau (or compendium) horror film made by Ealing Studios, its various episodes directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. The film stars Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave. The film is probably best-remembered for the ventriloquist's dummy episode starring Redgrave. Dead of Night stands out from British film of the 1940s, when few genre films were being produced, and it had a huge influence on subsequent British horror films; most particularly, the anthology films produced by Amicus in the 1960s and early 1970s. Both of the segments by John Baines were recycled for later films, and the possessed ventriloquist dummy episode was adapted as an episode of the long-running CBS radio series Escape.
Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) arrives at a country house party where he reveals to the assembled guests that he has seen them all in a dream. He appears to have no prior personal knowledge of them but he is able to predict spontaneous events in the house before they unfold. The other guests attempt to test Craig's foresight, while entertaining each other with various tales of uncanny or supernatural events that they experienced or were told about. These include a racing car driver's premonition of a fatal bus crash; a light hearted tale of two obsessed golfers, one of whom becomes haunted by the other's ghost; a ghostly encounter during a children's Christmas party (a scene cut from the initial American release); a haunted antique mirror; and the story of an unbalanced ventriloquist (Michael Redgrave) who believes his amoral dummy is truly alive. The framing story is then capped by a twist ending.
The circular plot of Dead of Night inspired Fred Hoyle's Steady State model of the universe, developed in 1948. Director Martin Scorsese placed Dead of Night on his list of the 11 scariest horror films of all time. Dead of Night also currently holds a 96% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
"The Dummy," a 1962 episode of The Twilight Zone television series, starring Cliff Robertson
"Caesar and Me," a 1964 episode of The Twilight Zone television series, starring Jackie CooperMagic, a 1978 film starring Anthony Hopkins
It Couldn't Happen Here, a 1988 film by the Pet Shop Boys
The Ventriloquist, a Batman nemesis appearing in 1988
"The Puppet Show", a 1997 episode of Buffy the Vampire SlayerThe Beaver (film), a 2011 film starring Mel Gibson.
Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.
Dead of Night is one of those movies that actually started a genre. Tame to today's standards many of its short stories can be traced to horror plots today; most notably the ventriloquist dummy come to life (Michael Redgrave sequence). This movie takes horror where it should remain...the suspense film. We can see all the blood and gore today but why do films like The Six Sense (1999) or What Lies Beneath (2000) remain a success?
Steady State theoryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steady_State_model
In cosmology, the Steady State theory (also known as the Infinite Universe theory or continuous creation) is a model developed in 1948 by Fred Hoyle, Thomas Gold, Hermann Bondi and others as an alternative to the Big Bang theory (known, usually, as the standard cosmological model). In steady state views, new matter is continuously created as the universe expands, so that the perfect cosmological principle is adhered to.The steady state theory of Bondi and Gold was inspired by the circular plot of the film Dead of Night, which they had watched together.
Theoretical calculations showed that a static universe was impossible under general relativity, and observations by Edwin Hubble had shown that the universe was expanding. The steady state theory asserts that although the universe is expanding, it nevertheless does not change its appearance over time (the perfect cosmological principle); it has no beginning and no end.
The theory requires that new matter must be continuously created (mostly as hydrogen) to keep the average density of matter equal over time. The amount required is low and not directly detectable: roughly one solar mass of baryons per cubic megaparsec per year or roughly one hydrogen atoms per cubic meter per billion years, with roughly five times as much dark matter. Such a creation rate, however, would cause observable effects on cosmological scales. However, an aesthetically unattractive feature of the theory is that the postulated spontaneous new matter formation would presumably need to include deuterium, helium, and a small amount of lithium, as well as regular hydrogen, since no mechanism of nucleosynthesis in stars or by other processes accounts for the observed abundance of deuterium and helium-3. (In the Big Bang model, primordial deuterium is made directly after the "bang," before the existence of the first stars).