The Seventh Victim (1943)
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Producer Val Lewton once more utilized leftover Magnificent Ambersons sets for his psychological horror piece The Seventh Victim. 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. The story is a bit too complex for its own good (especially with only a 71-minute running time to play with), but editor-turned-director Mark Robson and screenwriters Dewitt Bodeen and
Aug 21, 1943 Limited
Oct 4, 2005
RKO Radio Pictures
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What other movie opens with Satanism in Greenwich Village, twists into urban paranoia, and climaxes with a suicide?
This is the greatest of producer Val Lewton's justly celebrated low-budget chillers.
Sweeps from beginning to end in a single clean, unhurried but unflagging, rush of narrative.
the gauziest, maybe the most influential, surely the most underestimated, Lewton production.
Perhaps producer Val Lewton's most personal film, and certainly one of his greatest.
It is clear that the film was designed to appeal to an intelligent film-going crowd out for a thrill as well as those just looking to get the bejeezus scared out of them.
It's a very well-made psychological thriller (before such a term even existed) filled with good performances.
Creepy classic horror
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