Deathdream (also known as Dead of Night) is a 1974 Canadian horror film, Filmed in Brooksville, Fl. directed by Bob Clark and written by Alan Ormsby. It was inspired by the W.W. Jacobs short story "The Monkey's Paw".
Glenn Erickson of DVD Talk wrote, "The reason Deathdream works is its superior dramatic staging. The actors are excellent, especially John Marley and Lynn Carlin, both honored for their roles in John Cassavetes' Faces. Clark stages the domestic scenes with a fine simplicity and what we remember the most is the looks of bewilderment on nicely-framed faces." Glenn Kay wrote in Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide that Deathdream is "one of [Clark's] creepiest and most thought-provoking works".