Even the occasional good performance can't offset this minor dualer.
Sweeps from beginning to end in a single clean, unhurried but unflagging, rush of narrative.
| Original Score: 8/10
This is the greatest of producer Val Lewton's justly celebrated low-budget chillers.
Endlessly gripping and endlessly fascinating.
It's a very well-made psychological thriller (before such a term even existed) filled with good performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There was also an eerie shower scene that predates Psycho's.
| Original Score: B+
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.
Creepy classic horror
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5
the gauziest, maybe the most influential, surely the most underestimated, Lewton production.
| Original Score: 4/4
What other movie opens with Satanism in Greenwich Village, twists into urban paranoia, and climaxes with a suicide?
Perhaps producer Val Lewton's most personal film, and certainly one of his greatest.