Monday, August 15, 2011

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter is one of the creepiest and most hauntingly beautiful movies I've ever seen. Made in 1955, it stars Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish and Shelly Winters.

Roger Ebert: "...Night of the Hunter'' is an expressionistic oddity, telling its chilling story through visual fantasy. People don't know how to categorize it, so they leave it off their lists. Yet what a compelling, frightening and beautiful film it is! And how well it has survived its period."

This underwater scene is one of the most breathtaking and chilling in the movie:

The river boat scene:

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