Night of the Demon (1957)
Night of the Demon (also known as Curse of the Demon for the US release) is based on an M.R.James story ('Casting the Runes'). A slip of paper inscribed with mystic runes is cursed, anyone taking it will be consumed by a demon unless they can get someone else to take it off them. Jacques Tourneur's masterpiece is the spiritual ancestor of all moder 'Ring' style films.
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