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Escape into Night

This was a teatime serial for older children, based on a book called 'Marianne Dreams'.

Marianne was a girl who had broken her leg and had to stay in bed - she found a special pencil and drew a mysterious house, which she then visited in her dreams (nightmares, rather).

There was also a disabled boy who was trapped in the house and they could not leave because big rocks with eyes were encroaching all the time, whispering and chanting 'we're coming, we're coming!'

It was one of the most frightening things I had ever seen. I'm happy to say that I found a dvd of it on the internet, so we watched it again recently. It's still scary, but my kids laughed their socks off! In these days of computer-generated special effects, it was a big disappointment to them. How unsophisticated we were in the '70's!

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Escape into Night Last post by staffslad
30 July 2018

Do You Remember Escape into Night?

Do You Remember Escape into Night?

  • Anonymous user
    I remeber this vividly !! It scared the pants off me especially the stones with eyes that came awake after dark. Resone in the 80's i think as the film paperhouse but no where near as good as the series
  • Anonymous user
    I showed it to my 9 year old daughter when the DVD came out and she watched it all in one go, and rather liked it. The eerie soundtrack still rocks with great atmosphere, though I have to say one of the most terrifying things about it, watching it now, is the poster of TOny Curtis in the little girl's bedroom...