Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

I watched this on Tuesday night at the BFI (part of their Gothic season) and it sure is well worth seeing.

There are some really great scenes, like the *spoiler* underwater corpse scene which is all mermaid-like and beautiful. There are creepy songs, especially the one sung by Pearl, the little girl, about a fly who had a wife.. AND, it's Brilliantly shot - I loved the scene where you see the hunter coming across the horizon on horseback, the film also has this southern-Gothic vibe thing going on with spider webs and Spanish moss aplenty.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog, thanks for the recommendations, with love from Canberra, Australia! PL


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