The Seventh Victim (1943)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Gothic Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Release Date - Aug 21, 1943 (USA)  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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 Charles O'Neal keep the thrills and shudders coming at a satisfying pace. Lewton regular Tom Conway offers his usual polished performance, while veteran character actresses Isabel Jewell and Evelyn Brent look appropriately gaunt and possessed in the "cult" sequences.

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missing-person, search, Satanism, sister, husband