A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, Night of the Hunter stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow (Shelley Winters), are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic is perhaps cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil. Come with tattooed knuckles.
The Night of the Hunter
Directed by Charles Laughton