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The Seventh Victim
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even the occasional good performance can't offset this minor dualer."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Sweeps from beginning to end in a single clean, unhurried but unflagging, rush of narrative."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"the gauziest, maybe the most influential, surely the most underestimated, Lewton production."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's a very well-made psychological thriller (before such a term even existed) filled with good performances."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"What other movie opens with Satanism in Greenwich Village, twists into urban paranoia, and climaxes with a suicide?"
‑ , Time Out
"Endlessly gripping and endlessly fascinating."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Perhaps producer Val Lewton's most personal film, and certainly one of his greatest."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Creepy classic horror"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This is the greatest of producer Val Lewton's justly celebrated low-budget chillers."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Astonishing"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"There was also an eerie shower scene that predates Psycho's."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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