The Seventh Victim (1943)

The Seventh Victim


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Movie Info

In this psychological horror film, Kim Hunter arrives in New York's Greenwich Village in search of her errant sister Jean Brooks. Gradually, the naive Hunter is drawn into a strange netherworld of Satan worshippers.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Charles O'Neal, DeWitt Bodeen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 4, 2005
RKO Radio Pictures



as Mary Gibson

as Jacqueline Gibson

as Dr. Louis Judd

as Gregory Ward

as Jason Hoag

as Frances Fallon

as Mrs. Romari

as Mrs. Romari

as Natalie Cortez

as Mrs. Redi

as Mrs. Gilchrist

as Mrs. Lowood

as Mrs. Swift

as Miss Rowan

as Gladys

as Young Lover

as Irving August

as Watchman

as Conductor

as Miss Summers

as News Vendor

as Ballet Dancer

as Miss Gottschalk

as Mrs. Wheeler

as Mother

as Mr. Brun
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Critic Reviews for The Seventh Victim

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Even the occasional good performance can't offset this minor dualer.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
Top Critic

What other movie opens with Satanism in Greenwich Village, twists into urban paranoia, and climaxes with a suicide?

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is the greatest of producer Val Lewton's justly celebrated low-budget chillers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sweeps from beginning to end in a single clean, unhurried but unflagging, rush of narrative.

Full Review… | October 20, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Endlessly gripping and endlessly fascinating.

Full Review… | April 15, 2011
Combustible Celluloid


Full Review… | April 1, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Seventh Victim

a brilliant dark mystery from producer val lewton, this was director mark robson's first film. it's a rather obvious inspiration for rosemary's baby with a shower scene that looks awfully familiar as well. with a nihilistic tone and a shocking final scene, it's a wonder this film ever got made in hollywood. one of the great unseen thrillers from the golden age, starring beaver cleaver's dad and zora from planet of the apes!

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

The 7th Victim doesn't sound like much on paper but viewing it is an entirely different matter. It's a precursor to Rosemary's Baby, The Third Man and has has a shower scene that... well, just see it for yourself. One of Val Lewton's more impressive accomplishments. The 7th Victim also has a great cast that compliments is eerie photography very well. It gets its point across in its 71-minute running time but oddly leaves you wanting just a little bit more. It also serves as proof that Lewton never really got his due, but was way ahead of his time...

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

This movie is predictable and unscary, but there are some good scenes too. This movie's not bad, but it's not good either.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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