Night of the Hunter


I’d never even heard of Night of the Hunter (1955) before seeing it on the list of 102 Movies you must see before…. Shame on me, it’s wonderful. Standouts…

  • The “LOVE/HATE” tattoos on Powell’s hands
  • Lillian Gish with a shotgun
  • The bedroom which looked like some sort of cathedral
  • Powell singing that damn song all the time – creepy.
  • Underwater shot of Shelley Winter’s corpse – even more creepy.

It’s a terrifying, stylish nightmare of a film.