GenreCrime, Drama, Film-Noir Music directorLucien Cailliet Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJuly 13, 1955 (1955-07-13) (United States) CastJack Kelly (Gene Courtier), Hildy Parks (Doris Courtier), Vince Edwards (Victor Gosset), John Cassavetes (Robert Batsford), David Cross (Luther Logan), Eddie Marr (Captain Cole (as Edward Marr)) Similar moviesNightcrawler, Knock Knock, The Big Sleep, The Asphalt Jungle, Detour, The Night of the Hunter
TaglineThree young, empty-eyed killers, without mercy or morals, turn a private home into a house of horror!
The Night Holds Terror is a 1955 American crime film written and directed by Andrew L. Stone that stars Vince Edwards, John Cassavetes and Jack Kelly.
It was originally shown on Z Channel, uncut and commercial-free.
Family man Gene Courtier makes the mistake of picking up a hitch-hiker, Victor Gosset, a wanted criminal.
Gosset and his accomplices, Robert Batsford and Luther Logan, take Courtier and his family captive in their home at gunpoint. They demand that Courtier sell the car in the morning and hand over the money.
With police closing in, the gang refuses to leave. Courtier's father is a wealthy man, so the robbers now want a large sum in ransom. Courtier gets the best of them eventually, however, with all three of his kidnapers ending up dead.