A terrifying Robert Mitchum masterly embodies evil in Charles Laughton’s sublime overlooked film. Haunting cinematography by Stanley Cortez employs amazing lighting and effects to create the nightmarish atmosphere looming over the story. Called the most beautiful film ever shot by cahiers du cinema and the most frightening by Pauline Kael. night of the hunter is elegantly horrifying especially the unforgettable river sequence!
night of the hunter