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Damn, I've never seen the 1945 Dead of Night. It sounds fantastic although some people say it relies too much on narration. The 1977 Dead of Night was like a series of Twilight Zone episodes, much like the Twilight Zone movie a few years later. One story involved a dead son that keeps returning.
I regard the 1945 Dead of Night as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. Haven't seen the 1977 version, but the original was a series of episodes too. The original was sort of an allegory of oncoming madness, and from someone with personal experience in the laughing academy I can tell you it succeeds like no other film.
Awake's premise is intriguing, but it looks as if, when all is said and done, it's going to be an eccentric police procedural. If it's not carefully planned in its writing it could all just fall apart. A "too many cooks" situation could kill the show.