For the general audience, curtis is also known as the director and producer of the two epic 1980s miniseries the winds of war and war and remembrance, based on two novels by herman wouk, which follow the lives of two american families through the entirety of world war ii. Thinnes stars as david norliss in this pilot that first aired in 1972. The norliss tapes is a 1973 american madefortelevision horror film directed by dan curtis and written by william f. Visit dan norliss is an investigative reporter writing a book about. Norliss is a burned out investigative reporter who is writing a book exposing ghost and seance hoaxes supposedly conjuring paranormal phenomena. Oct 26, 2012 the norliss tapes, circa 1973, directed and produced by william f. Framed through a series of tapes left behind by the missing norliss, an investigator of the occult, it tells the story of his encounter with a widow and her artist husband who has returned from the dead. The only flaw with the production is the lack of a definitive ending. Angie dickinson in the norliss tapes 1973 the norliss tapes 1973 nick dimitri in the. An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of the norliss tapes with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at. Although the proposed series never materialized, the norliss tapes feature.
The norliss tapes 1973 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Get tickets to awardnominated movies in theaters, like 1917 and little women, and find out which movies are available to watch at home right now. Rent the norliss tapes 1973 on dvd and bluray netflix. In this madefortv movie, roy thinnes stars as dan norliss, an investigative reporter specializing the supernatural. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen working in his private studio. For those who can locate the norliss tapes, i definitely suggest watching it as it is most certainly one of the great vampire flicks. Despite overseeing the tv movies the night stalker 1972 and the night.
It stars roy thinnes the invaders as david norlissa reporter writing a book exposing supernatural hoaxes and paranormal phenomena. The norliss tapes was supposed to be a pilot for a postkolchak tv show helmed by dan curtis in 1973 onward, but it was not picked up to series. Norliss tapes film this movie was derived from the original night stalker series that was on tv in the early 70s. Curtis presents this vignette with fullon monster makeup, offering a. This feels like a tease for more to come, but it never happened since the norliss tapes is a pilot for a series that was never picked up.
Discover what genre norliss tapes, the, 1973, directed by dan curtis, with roy thinnes, angie dickinson, claude akins, belongs at turner classic movies. The norliss tapes, circa 1973, directed and produced by william f. The norliss tapes tv movie 1973 the norliss tapes tv. One cant blame the movie for this however as it was a madefortv production that was intended to be a pilot for a series. The norliss tapes was the pilot for a series which failed to secure a network slot perhaps no one wanted a program with a nonexistent hero. Norliss tapes consist of his observations when tracking down a report about a. Roy thinnes, don porter, angie dickinson, claude akins, michele carey. Some sources list the film as having aired on march 8 1974, some claim it was released in 1973.
The norliss tapes 1973 david norliss roy thinnes is a reporter hard at work on a book that he hopes will debunk many supposedly supernatural and occult phenomena as hoaxes. Dan curtis has executive producer credit on this film. Shot almost completely on location in san francisco and around carmel, this was more fun than many movie movies at the time. The norliss tapes dvd is a classic dan curtis made for tv horror film. Nolan of dark shadows fame and directed by my childhood favorite, dan curtis. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto. As the film wraps up, we return to the frame story with the publisher, who discovers theres a whole stack of these tapes. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. An occult investigator roy thinnes picks up the trail of a california vampire. Home video extra clip from anchor bay entertainment. The enemy below here is one of the best war movies ever, a chess game of cat and fish not mouse duration. Jul 26, 2007 the norliss tapes was one of these films, an often forgotten and overlooked example of the genre. The norliss tapes dvd is an excellent made for tv horror film by the legendary dan curtis and is a must own for any fan of curtis or horror. The norliss tapes is a 1973 american television horror film directed by dan curtis and written by william f.
Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality. The norliss tapes teases the terrifying horror anthology series. For the norliss tapes, what is utterly lacking, and which made the night stalker so successful, is a sense of humor. The norliss tapes 1973 cast and crew david norliss roy thinnes is a reporter hard at work on a book that he hopes will debunk many supposedly supernatural and occult phenomena as hoaxes. It shares with kolchak the themes of a writer investigating paranormal what have you, but lacks the snark and the bite. The norliss tapes, just released on dvd by anchor bay in the us, doles out the undead, vampirism and satanism all in one actionpacked 72 minutes. The norliss tapes dvd is still just as creepy and atmospheric as it was when it was released in 1973. The dan curtis macabre collection dracula 1973 the turn of the screw.
While the plot in the norliss tapes may be a little thin, the film is held together by thinnes solid, downtoearth presence as a professional investigator a debunker, actually of claims of the paranormal and supernatural. The story begins with david norliss roy thinnes being unable to even begin a book he has been commissioned to write one year prior. Running at a concise hour and ten minutes, the film is surprisingly absorbing and at times almost resembles a feature film. The norliss tapes 1973 author david norliss roy thinnes mysteriously warns his publisher that he cant finish his new book debunking the supernatural, and that all the extensive work for the text has been recorded on a series of cassette tapes. That effort mixed humor and horror expertly, with one tone feeding off the other, building the feel of the movie to such a point that you were laughing and screaming at the same time. While the plot in the norliss tapes may be a little. A more serious version of the night stalker 1972, the norliss tapes 1973 featured roy thinnes as an author who becomes an investigator of supernatural phenomena. Norliss tapes film roy thinnes stars as david norliss,skeptic turned believer,whose sole purpose was to debunk the supernatural only to find himself drawn into a. Norliss tapes, the on dvd 01452594 from starz anchor bay. Jun 21, 2014 the enemy below here is one of the best war movies ever, a chess game of cat and fish not mouse duration. The norlis tapes is another horror by dan curtis starring roy thinnes, angie dickenson, claude akins, a great little horror to go along that stands up to all the other dan curtis stories. An earlier failed attempt by curtis to build a series around a paranormal investigator resulted in the 1969 pilot in the dead of night. It stars roy thinnes the invaders as david norliss a reporter writing a book exposing supernatural hoaxes and paranormal phenomena.
Just stuff from my actual dusty video boxes or gathering dust elsewhere. He kills the dog like an undead dick and then takes a full shotgun blast to the chest before scampering away. A fun film for fans of 70s supernatural films and roy thinnes. The norliss tapes was one of these films, an often forgotten and overlooked example of the genre. Even brilliant anthologies like the monster club 1981 and the vault of horror 1973 were able to utilize tales about vampire cults in a unique and creepy manner. Rent the norliss tapes 1973 starring don porter and vonetta mcgee on dvd and bluray. Starring roy thinnes, don porter, angie dickinson, claude akins.
Staring claude akins, angie dickinson, vonetta mcgee and roy thinnes. An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. The norliss tapes dvd 1973 for sale angie dickinson roy thinnes. A failed pilotturnedtelevision film, the norliss tapes was directed by cult tv horror icon dan curtis, and it has his stamp all over it. The norliss tapes is a made for televsion tvmoviea pilot for a proposed seriesproduced and directed by dan curtis dark shadows. Dec 28, 2014 the norlis tapes is another horror by dan curtis starring roy thinnes, angie dickenson, claude akins, a great little horror to go along that stands up to all the other dan curtis stories. With roy thinnes, don porter, angie dickinson, claude akins.421 1549 575 1237 404 153 1566 1306 329 589 1422 1136 920 617 1255 764 558 1080 572 1640 761 661 1493 1380 81 1252 1498 377 695 29 1459 658