The ending is what is talked about the most, and for good reason. Answers are hard to…. 04also Night Movies noir screening - No. With Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell. It's bizarre premise - a cult of devil-worshippers secretly operating in New York - gives way to a brilliantly-orchestrated tale, so firmly rooted within the wartime paranoia of the period, yet the performances also assure the film of a certain timelessness. IMDb Researching a bit more after watching, the post-production was "cut short", due to lack of financing. Needed much more Jacqueline and I wish it were gayer. The studio left Lewton largely alone because his movies made them money, even though they often had more artsy moodiness than monsters. With Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke. You should have seen me watching it. But this thing genuinely rocked my world. Some have found safety at a religious boarding school, some in science and psychology, some in romance, still others in a Satanic cult. 32, A strange, sinister and ultimately melancholy descent into urban loneliness and despair, The Seventh Victim is really unlike any other movie from this era, even the other films in the Val Lewton cycle. I made this for myself but I thought others might find it useful. There’s a shower scene that gave me very strong Psycho vibes. Answers are hard to…. Alone and out of her depth in the big city, she…. I cloned this list from here: letterboxd.com/anne_f_/list/1000-noir-films-they-shot-dark-pictures-didnt/ and updated it through August 28 2020. Constantly mentioned by TCM for its underlying homoeroticism, nihilism, and "Psycho" inspirations; this Scorsese-hailed, Val Lewton-produced horror film just falls flat for me. So if you can imagine, my first true foray into Noir started that faithful night in 2014. Jayce Fryman 18,683 films 3,087 102 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. Every scene in Val Lewton's eerie and desconsolate masterpiece is disturbing. Yes!" For when you want to wallow in despair. Share this review. The dark streets of the city, the lonely metro, the foreign houses all feel characterized with a mysterious potency. Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano. My only slight disappointment was that Jacqueline was built up to be this mythical, exceptional figure but she’s no more ordinary than Frances or Marie, in my opinion. It does shine a light when Tom Conway and Erford Gage recite part of the Lord's Prayer to the Satanists. Which could very well be considered synonymous with death (if not physical, then death of the self). Overall a good watch. Kim Hunter is told in the opening scene she shouldn't fear and go live life and The Seventh Victim then procceds in illustrate how that is a bad idea. Nicholas Musaraca's beautiful cinematography exposes the shadowy underbelly of NY. Up until now, I’ve kind of been faking my orgasms for Val Lewton. ... Also, tell Letterboxd to include the SpongeBob movie with Donald Trump if they’re listing both of these Persian flicks for logging.) THE SEVENTH VICTIM is a terrific Val Lewton suspense / thriller movie from 1943. Gosto como ele sugere muita coisa sem precisar pesar a mão na estilização, uma certa crueza que até contribui pra um aspecto mais mórbido de todas as resoluções. The Leopard Man sense of society breakdown reworked into a large urban nightmare of pure desolation. If all black & white movies disappeared tomorrow I wouldn’t even frown, tarrdigrade 1,813 films 27,583 205 Edit, If you're feeling overwhelmed, but still want to squeeze a film into your daily routine, this list is made for…, Peter Stanley 1,235 films 42,080 1312 Edit, All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1235. Still entertaining and I wouldn’t recommend against it, but for its short runtime it doesn’t grip like it should. Produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures, The Seventh Victim contains some imaginative sound designs which make the most routine tropes unfamiliar. Remind me to tell my little sister if I ever go missing, please check the nearest Satanic cult. Kim Hunter Tom Conway Jean Brooks Hugh Beaumont Erford Gage Isabel Jewell Evelyn Brent Ben Bard Chef Milani Marguerita Sylva Elizabeth Russell Milton Kibbee Lou Lubin Eve March Mary Newton Cyril Ring Joan Barclay Wally Brown Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Wheaton Chambers James Conaty Kernan Cripps Richard Davies Dan Dowling Lorna Dunn Edythe Elliott Bud Geary Barbara Hale William Halligan Dark but quaint, kinky yet saintly. [Letterboxd Hall of Fame #1] [Nominated by seanc] [Mouse Hunt #2]-->[watch a film with a pretty poster (this is subjective to any poster you think looks good)] "Now I'll be leaving you. Yes! By michaelgloversmith. Yes!" Tag Archives: The Seventh Victim. It mostly portends death and evilness with the quality of a nightmare like in "Carnival of Souls" where everything eventually leads to the desolate abandoned carnival. Pessimistic worldviews. The Seventh Victim is a 1943 American horror film noir directed by Mark Robson and starring Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, Kim Hunter, and Hugh Beaumont.Written by DeWitt Bodeen and Charles O'Neal, and produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures, the film focuses on a young woman who stumbles on an underground cult of devil worshippers in Greenwich Village, New York … "I have nothing to tell." Incoherent, uncontrolled, and frequently clumsy; but also a quantum masterpiece where beauty and sublimity pop in and out of existence faster than you can measure it. Bands on this month's show include: Attrition, Burning Gates, Byronic Sex And Exile, Hurtsfall, Zeitgeist Zero, Dawn Of Elysium, Death Party UK, Rome Burns, The Webb, The Seventh Victim, Deathtrippers, Stella Wembley, Chaos Bleak, The Glass House Museum, The Black Riders Cult, The Babylonian Tiles, Midnight Configuration. 1943 Nora’s films. 2.0 screening - No. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. Directed by Mark Robson • 1943 • United States Starring Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Kim Hunter. Effectively for the plot of the movie, the secret is actually her participation in a satanic…, that glittering you see there for an instant that faint shimmer or coating of glamour that fairy dust is a host of stars scattered atop a void like confectioner's sugar on a midnight blackout-forest chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cake that everyone stands around admiring or complaining about how many calories might be in it or maybe the cake is drugged or poisoned or enchanted and that would be super exciting but no one wants to be the first to be maybe drugged or poisoned or enchanted so even though it is totally safe and delicious no one eats it at the party and everyone is scared to touch it even to throw it out so the cake grows stale and it rots from…, Almost impossible to review, especially having watched it late last night and then slept on it. Researching a bit more after watching, the post-production was "cut short", due to lack of financing. What I did notice was the awful treatment of few of the women characters, but in a way where it was done purposely. I discovered erogenous zones I didn’t even know I had. there is some truly brilliant stuff in this, a lot of beautifully ominous visuals and the build up of the mystery is excellent, but i wish there was more satanism and every man in it is an awful, irritating, condescending asshole and that kind of kept me from fully enjoying it. Henry Hebert Lloyd Ingraham Tiny Jones Adia Kuznetzoff Howard M. Mitchell Marianne Mosner Patsy Nash Ottola Nesmith Eileen O'Malley Charles Phillips Betty Roadman Dewey Robinson Sarah Selby Jamesson Shade Ann Summers, 71 mins   Hoop-tober! O maior movimento aqui é quando assume o lado mais niilista de tudo, o que evidencia a futilidade de toda a jornada e toda a comoção envolvida no resgate da Jean Brooks, transforma a encenação nesse palco de desesperança, algo que nem precisa ser dito, mas é essa apatia e indiferença da personagem que comunica tudo pro espectador. Every Horror Film Made from 1895 - present, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2020 Edition), Top 1000 Horror Movies (aggregated from over 40 "best of horror" lists), Every Film Available on The Criterion Channel, 1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn’t They? Every Horror Film Made from 1895 - present, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2020 Edition), Top 1000 Horror Movies (aggregated from over 40 "best of horror" lists), Every Film Available on The Criterion Channel, 1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn’t They? 420 films watched. Constantly mentioned by TCM for its underlying homoeroticism, nihilism, and "Psycho" inspirations; this Scorsese-hailed, Val Lewton-produced horror film just falls flat for me. Gosto como ele sugere muita coisa sem precisar pesar a mão na estilização, uma certa crueza que até contribui pra um aspecto mais mórbido de todas as resoluções. As the protagonist plunges into her journey through the lower depths of the city, it reveals itself to be a movie that is preoccupied with the solitariness of the soul. You won’t be disappointed. Yes! Atmospheric, compelling, taboo. The Seventh Victim (1943) External Reviews. CAT PEOPLE is probably his most famous. O maior movimento aqui é quando assume o lado mais niilista de tudo, o que evidencia a futilidade de toda a jornada e toda a comoção envolvida no resgate da Jean Brooks, transforma a encenação nesse palco de desesperança, algo que nem precisa ser dito, mas é essa apatia e indiferença da personagem que comunica tudo pro espectador. Join here. Incoherent, uncontrolled, and frequently clumsy; but also a quantum masterpiece where beauty and sublimity pop in and out of existence faster than you can measure it. Sure I might have moaned loudly for Cat People, and shouted, "Yes! Few things. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ★★★ / ★★★★ There’s no Hogwarts without you, Hagrid. Pretty remarkable stuff for the 40s too, with that ending. An easy way of seeing how…, Darren Carver-Balsiger 923 films 18,938 1358 Edit. Back then, gayness was a mental disorder called 'homesexuality' and (especially if you were female, but this assumption is purely based on the statistical likelihood of being considered the legal property of others more often than men were) you could be forcibly committed in an attempt to 'cure' you. Between Two Ferns - 2/5. Every scene in Val Lewton's eerie and desconsolate masterpiece is disturbing. Lewton nurtured talented young directors like Robert Wise and Jacque Tourneur, who went on to great careers. Atmospheric, compelling, taboo. Dark but quaint, kinky yet saintly. Though the women’s excuse was partly done because of societal norms or in a…. More details at When we meet again, you and your companions' time will be up." The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton is a 2013 Zebra/ Kensington publication. click to view a 1080p Blu-ray Screenshot The Movie “The Leopard Man” was a 1943 RKO Pictures thriller blended with drama, horror and a slight touch of film-noir. 04also Night Movies noir screening - No. Liked the story line and the hero was interesting What other book might you compare The Seventh Victim to and why? Source data can be found via ryno731's original reddit post. In the course of 67 minutes or so, the film takes in a murder, a group of respectable Satanists, suicide, a picture of Dante, Cyrano de Bergerac, John Donne, La Boheme, and (some would argue) incest and lesbianism. Even a little pre-warned it is crushing, not especially because you expected anything else or even because you cared particularly for the characters, the movie maintains a desolate tone throughout and even though Kim Hunter is on the face of it likeable her sections take on such a dreamlike quality that they too have a barrier to empathy. The occult is explored with more nuance and subtlety than one expects from 1943 and its Greenwich Village atmosphere of wash up poets and all stripes of misfit weirdos is great and unique among the era. I discovered erogenous zones I didn’t even know I had. Pessimistic worldviews. Seventh Victim, 1st Survivor What made the experience of listening to The Seventh Victim the most enjoyable? I can't believe Lewton produced these films as the war was going on, although the Satanists were perhaps symbols for Nazis, but what does that make Jacqueline? Lewton nurtured talented young directors like Robert Wise and Jacque Tourneur, who went on to great careers. It's more that the end totally throws away both the genre expectations of 1940s movies AND of horror movies to leave you genuinely unsettled about the watching experience rather than…. I was like Meg Ryan in the cafe. (updated through September 2020), letterboxd.com/anne_f_/list/1000-noir-films-they-shot-dark-pictures-didnt/. Even a little pre-warned it is crushing, not especially because you expected anything else or even because you cared particularly for the characters, the movie maintains a desolate tone throughout and even though Kim Hunter is on the face of it likeable her sections take on such a dreamlike quality that they too have a barrier to empathy. I will most likely have fallen into their clutches. This…, Everything on the brand new Criterion Channel Streaming service. Hoop-tober! Alone and out of her depth in the big city, she…. There’s a shower scene that gave me very strong Psycho vibes. As the protagonist plunges into her journey through the lower depths of the city, it reveals itself to be a movie that is preoccupied with the solitariness of the soul. The studio left Lewton largely alone because his movies made them money, even though they often had more artsy moodiness than monsters. during I Walked with a Zombie, but if I’m being honest, it was all a bit of an act. Pretty remarkable stuff for the 40s too, with that ending. Which could very well be considered synonymous with death (if not physical, then death of the self). What could have been... It’s got the right shot, evokes the right moods, but it doesn’t pull you in. Still entertaining and I wouldn’t recommend against it, but for its short runtime it doesn’t grip like it should. Directed by Mark Robson. Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress. Effectively for the plot of the movie, the secret is actually her participation in a satanic…, that glittering you see there for an instant that faint shimmer or coating of glamour that fairy dust is a host of stars scattered atop a void like confectioner's sugar on a midnight blackout-forest chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cake that everyone stands around admiring or complaining about how many calories might be in it or maybe the cake is drugged or poisoned or enchanted and that would be super exciting but no one wants to be the first to be maybe drugged or poisoned or enchanted so even though it is totally safe and delicious no one eats it at the party and everyone is scared to touch it even to throw it out so the cake grows stale and it rots from…, Almost impossible to review, especially having watched it late last night and then slept on it. Film data from TMDb. I wish there was more to say but I just wasn't feeling it ya know. What I did notice was the awful treatment of few of the women characters, but in a way where it was done purposely. Jayce Fryman 18,683 films 3,087 102 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. The Leopard Man sense of society breakdown reworked into a large urban nightmare of pure desolation. It‘s loaded with tantalising hints of sordid details which are rotting under the surface as well as holding a consortium of striking images. 2.0 screening - No. It‘s loaded with tantalising hints of sordid details which are rotting under the surface as well as holding a consortium of striking images. The Darklord Radio Show Halovember 2020. What could have been... It’s got the right shot, evokes the right moods, but it doesn’t pull you in. © Letterboxd Limited. Dwayne Jetski uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. Nora is using Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists with friends. bolted upright at the ending. So if you can imagine, my first true foray into Noir started that faithful night in 2014. IMDb The Seventh Victim 1943 ★★★★. Jean Brooks as the breathtaking & haunted Jacqueline Gibson is perfect. (As of 11/10/20) Sort list by last added for latest additions…, Jens Åge Jakobsen 5,163 films 1,492 17 Edit, Does it take you an hour to pick a movie? Tem alguns momentos mais fracos, principalmente quando se foca em algo que não tem uma relação mais direta com as duas personagens principais, ainda assim, é um trabalho bem primoroso. Really love this one - a strange imperfect near-masterpiece and the directorial debut of Tourneur editor Mark Robson. Though a failure at the box office, the cult status and Jean Brooks’ vampy look is what draws cinephiles to this gem. CAT PEOPLE is probably his most famous. Their costs and subjects might suggest something cheap and lurid, but Lewton possessed a great poetic sense and was cognizant of the fact that horror often works the best when it's suggested. Tem alguns momentos mais fracos, principalmente quando se foca em algo que não tem uma relação mais direta com as duas personagens principais, ainda assim, é um trabalho bem primoroso. (As of 11/10/20) Sort list by last added for latest additions…, Jens Åge Jakobsen 5,163 films 1,492 17 Edit, Does it take you an hour to pick a movie? My only slight disappointment was that Jacqueline was built up to be this mythical, exceptional figure but she’s no more ordinary than Frances or Marie, in my opinion. The first time I seen this was with a double bill with Out of the Past. I'm not entirely sure just how much of it's devastating power comes solely from it's ending. 32, A strange, sinister and ultimately melancholy descent into urban loneliness and despair, The Seventh Victim is really unlike any other movie from this era, even the other films in the Val Lewton cycle. 366 weird movies [Alfred Eaker] Andre Solnikkar / medium.com; Behind the Couch [James Gracey] BobaFett1138 [Frank Veenstra] CGiii [Anderson Cutler] Cinepassion [Fernando F. Croce] Cinetarium [Jack Gattanella] Conway was so effortless in this and gives it just the smallest bit of hope it needs but, alas, doesn't save us from the crushing conclusion. Tom Conway's Dr. Judd returns from Cat People as a sleazy bestselling psychoanalyst running parapsychological experiments as party trick. Praise God, Hail Satan. The main character Jacqueline (who still feels like the main character despite being onscreen very little and only showing up about a third of the way thru this) reveals a dangerous secret to her psychiatrist. The ending is what is talked about the most, and for good reason. there is some truly brilliant stuff in this, a lot of beautifully ominous visuals and the build up of the mystery is excellent, but i wish there was more satanism and every man in it is an awful, irritating, condescending asshole and that kind of kept me from fully enjoying it. THE SEVENTH VICTIM is a terrific Val Lewton suspense / thriller movie from 1943. Praise God, Hail Satan. (updated through September 2020), letterboxd.com/anne_f_/list/1000-noir-films-they-shot-dark-pictures-didnt/. "Seventh Victim" is a science fiction short story by American writer Robert Sheckley, originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1953. For…. Satanists over the city. The star from Sid & Nancy, Terminator 2, Candy Man, Gattaca, Leaving Las Vegas and the new chiller The Dark And The Wicked takes us on a journey through some of his favorite foreign films. Lewton was a producer known for quickly making "horror" movies on time and under budget, when RKO wanted to compete with the Universal monster movies. Kim Hunter is told in the opening scene she shouldn't fear and go live life and The Seventh Victim then procceds in illustrate how that is a bad idea. A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, … Film data from TMDb. Overall a good watch. Mobile site. Nearly every moment of Chris Columbus’ “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” based on the novel by J.K. Rowling and adapted to the screen by Steve Kloves, is an invitation—an invitation to smile at its optimism and wholesomeness; to hold your… Tell the waitress you’ll have what I ordered. A list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…, Mark Gubarenko 1,001 films 2,771 192 Edit, List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. The occult is explored with more nuance and subtlety than one expects from 1943 and its Greenwich Village atmosphere of wash up poets and all stripes of misfit weirdos is great and unique among the era. The dark streets of the city, the lonely metro, the foreign houses all feel characterized with a mysterious potency. Lewton could take lurid mandatory titles like I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE or THE BODY SNATCHER and find talented screenwriters and directors who were serious about their craft, and make brooding, lovely (if uneven) little films. Source data can be found via ryno731's original reddit post. "I have no secrets." … The Seventh Victim- 4.5/5 - really solid atmospheric horror. It’s directed by Mark Robson, who creates an atmosphere where the menace is seemingly lurking at every angle as it focuses on a young woman who stumbles on an underground cult of devil worshippers in New York while searching for her missing sister. Votes: 615,326 | Gross: $57.60M It turns out nothing is scarier than straight people. "And you will divulge your secrets." during I Walked with a Zombie, but if I’m being honest, it was all a bit of an act. the In Death series by J.D. As with a few other Lewton horror joints, I find myself having a hard time wrapping my brain around all the thematic implications here, trying to figure out what it all means is impossible despite its simplicity. I will most likely have fallen into their clutches. Val Lewton is best known for producing a series of low-budget horror films at RKO in the early-to-mid '40's. TMDb The Seventh Victim (1943) This review may contain spoilers. Producer Val Lewton once more utilized leftover Magnificent Ambersons sets for his psychological horror piece The Seventh Victim. Are you ready…. Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Lady and the Tramp - 3.5/5. Though a failure at the box office, the cult status and Jean Brooks’ vampy look is what draws cinephiles to this gem. This list just from the 2020 edition,…, Chris Vandenberg 1,000 films 6,486 106 Edit. Though box office data for the film is unknown, according to film historian John McElwee, The Seventh Victim did not fare well with audiences upon its theatrical release, and was not a box office success. Do you love all types of movies? A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance. I'm not entirely sure just how much of it's devastating power comes solely from it's ending. Some have found safety at a religious boarding school, some in science and psychology, some in romance, still others in a Satanic cult. An easy way of seeing how…, Darren Carver-Balsiger 923 films 18,930 1358 Edit. You should have seen me watching it. And it wasn’t just done by male characters, but also by women as well. I also rearranged it chronologically, to…. 1. Kim Hunter Tom Conway Jean Brooks Hugh Beaumont Erford Gage Isabel Jewell Evelyn Brent Ben Bard Chef Milani Marguerita Sylva Elizabeth Russell Milton Kibbee Lou Lubin Eve March Mary Newton Cyril Ring Joan Barclay Wally Brown Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Wheaton Chambers James Conaty Kernan Cripps Richard Davies Dan Dowling Lorna Dunn Edythe Elliott Bud Geary Barbara Hale William Halligan If all black & white movies disappeared tomorrow I wouldn’t even frown, tarrdigrade 1,813 films 27,599 205 Edit, If you're feeling overwhelmed, but still want to squeeze a film into your daily routine, this list is made for…, Peter Stanley 1,235 films 42,098 1312 Edit, All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1235. Upgrade to remove ads. This list just from the 2020 edition,…, Chris Vandenberg 1,000 films 6,486 106 Edit. The beautiful Jacqueline in the greatest femme fatale getup ever - though really that’s not at all what she is - haunts the film like a ghost - clearly marks its centre, both as the figure sought by the protagonists and as the one undergoing the true…. When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. It does shine a light when Tom Conway and Erford Gage recite part of the Lord's Prayer to the Satanists. Mobile site. Only after extracting the last exquisite ounce of … TMDb Both depression and dread literally hang over The Seventh Victim, a film that has an incredible grasp of death & loneliness. Apr 18 , 2019. Directed by John Brahm. Where movies like I Walked with a Zombie or Cat People were unsettling by the realization of the supernatural world invading the physical world, The Seventh Victim actually slowly removes the supernatural altogether and finds a bunch of lonely, confused people wandering around grasping for answers. A halloween and November special. Tell the waitress you’ll have what I ordered. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Do you love all types of movies? A young woman searches for her missing sister who, unknown to her, has become involved with a group of Satan worshippers in Greenwich Village. A list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…, Mark Gubarenko 1,001 films 2,773 192 Edit, List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Weekend at Bernie's - 2.5/5. It’s directed by Mark Robson, who creates an atmosphere where the menace is seemingly lurking at every angle as it focuses on a young woman who stumbles on an underground cult of devil worshippers in New York while searching for her missing sister. Letterboxd — Your life in film The Seventh Victim (1943) Nora Kenny’s review published on Letterboxd: genuinely terrifying. May 9, 2011 A Golden Age of Hollywood Primer, pt. 1943 Needed much more Jacqueline and I wish it were gayer. Who better to play a flamboyant, narcissistic, and arrogant newly appointed Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Gilderoy Lockhart than Sir Kenneth Branagh, a natural scene-stealer and a provider of bright patches in this noticeably darker sequel, one… Report this film. With Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell. antique_roman uses Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists. The Seventh Victim (1943) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Neither the characters nor the atmosphere are particularly enthralling and it doesn’t hit as either a mystery in general or a period-specific noir. His insidious, shadowy universe certainly paved the way for the noir cycle of the decade, at least in terms of visual design and art direction. I can't believe Lewton produced these films as the war was going on, although the Satanists were perhaps symbols for Nazis, but what does that make Jacqueline? I also rearranged it chronologically, to…. Their costs and subjects might suggest something cheap and lurid, but Lewton possessed a great poetic sense and was cognizant of the fact that horror often works the best when it's suggested. THE SEVENTH VICTIM (RKO, 1943) I strongly believe stands amongst the greatest thrillers in cinematic history. For…. Neither the characters nor the atmosphere are particularly enthralling and it doesn’t hit as either a mystery in general or a period-specific noir. 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