The Night of the Hunter (1955)

“…It was only when the notion of film scholarship became more prevalent in the New Hollywood era of the 1970s, when cinema began to be appreciated more as an art form with its own traditions, styles and history, that The Night of the Hunter began to be regarded by critics and audiences alike as a classic in which Mitchum’s performance as Powell – with his iconic Love and Hate tattooed fingers and deep baritone voice, alarming the nightmarish fears of the innocent babes in the woods – remains one of cinema’s finest and truest bogeymen…”

Read my review at The Geek Show

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