THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Oct 12 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Rating:NR
Runtime:92 minutes
Director:Charles Laughton
Year Released:1955
Production Country:US
Language:English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8dX6ZKJe2o&t=47s

Description

Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"It's overwrought and lurid; the story is grotesque and so are the characters. It's unlike anything else before and since. And that is why this strident psychological horror stands up now as one of the great pieces of American genre cinema." - Times

"It is both Christian parable and folk tale, with its hymns, homilies, and orphans carried to safety by nature's benevolence; but it is also grounded in the social concerns of its makers." - Little White Lies

"One of the great movie horror tales, with one of the greatest of all movie villains." - Chicago Tribune

Imprisoned with thief Ben Harper, phony preacher Harry Powell learns that Ben has hidden a huge sum of money somewhere near his home. Upon his release, the murderously misogynistic Powell insinuates himself into Ben's home, marrying his widow Willa. Eventually all that stands between Powell and the money are Ben's children. The war of wills is the heart of the film's final third, a masterful blend of horror and lyricism.


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