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On leave in a shore side town, Johnny (Dennis Hopper) becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon.
BONUS FEATURES: Commentary from Director Curtis Harrington and Actor Dennis Hopper. Extended interview (50 mins) with Director Curtis Harrington, Original Theatrical Trailer
Yes the film is (as one reviewer called it) a moody piece... artfully directed and beautifully written and acted out by the cast. It is what I would call a 'quiet' thriller. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Rainey Dawn
Released in 1961, “Night Tide” stars Dennis Hopper as a sailor in Venice, California, who falls for a mysterious raven-haired beauty who poses as a mermaid at the local carnival... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wuchak
Adapted from the writer-director's own short story "The Secrets of the Sea" (published in Curtis Harrington's autobiography Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood), Night Tide tells the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vinnie Rattolle
Moody, dreamy, even sad little horror film that turns out to be not a horror film after all. What struck me the most is the meeting of two lonely people who have no one else in... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Celia Trimboli
I saw this little indy film when it came out years ago, and even though I was just a kid I never forgot it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. B. McDonald
Curtis Harrington was an authentic cineaste whose early work was entirely experimental. Among the films he worked on before branching out on his own (as an actor and a... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by THE BLUEMAHLER
As far as it goes, a good vehicle to introduce Dennis Hopper. But, poor film quality, poor sound quality, a not very tight plot, and lousy editing make me wonder why it's rated as... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Gerald Mucha
This movie was among the l00 so-called Horror Classics in the Mill Creek boxed set.
This collection has set around for about 6 months after I became exhausted from watching... Read more
I caught this film for the first time on afternoon tv in the early 70s. My room mate and I were prepared for a laugher and ended up being blown away. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Dennis Watts