The Seventh Victim
The Seventh Victim (1943)

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,… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: August 21, 1943
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Even the occasional good performance can't offset this minor dualer.

Full review…
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Sweeps from beginning to end in a single clean, unhurried but unflagging, rush of narrative.

Full review…
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

the gauziest, maybe the most influential, surely the most underestimated, Lewton production.

Full review…
Time Out

What other movie opens with Satanism in Greenwich Village, twists into urban paranoia, and climaxes with a suicide?

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Endlessly gripping and endlessly fascinating.

Full review…
TV Guide

Perhaps producer Val Lewton's most personal film, and certainly one of his greatest.

Full review…
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This is the greatest of producer Val Lewton's justly celebrated low-budget chillers.

Full review…
Fernando F. Croce


Full review…
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

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.

Full review…
More reviews for The Seventh Victim

Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a brilliant dark mystery from producer val lewton, this was director mark robson's first film. it's a rather obvious inspiration for rosemary's… More
Stephen M
A young girl searches New York for her elder sister, who has fallen in with a group of devil-worshippers. This isn't top-notch Val Lewton but it's… More
Michael Gildea
The 7th Victim doesn't sound like much on paper but viewing it is an entirely different matter. It's a precursor to Rosemary's Baby, The Third… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Although most of the themes are left to imagination, as usual in any Val Lewton horror production, I surrender to the moody atmosphere director Mark Robson sets… More
Aj V
This movie is predictable and unscary, but there are some good scenes too. This movie's not bad, but it's not good either.
El Hombre Invisible
Offbeat film with a gothic tone and noirish attitude about a young woman searching for her missing sister in New York and meets a group of parties who are… More