The Seventh Victim Review
By Christopher Null
Best known for its "pre-Psycho" shower scene, this mid-career Val Lewton horror film has Kim Hunter in search of her missing sister (Jean Brooks), who has unfortunately fallen in with a bunch of devil worshippers. (This may explain why she has a goth haircut now.) Foreboding and creepy, it's not a traditional slasher flick, and there's no gore to speak of. Rather, it's a very well-made psychological thriller (before such a term even existed) filled with good performances.
Aka The 7th Victim.
Part of the Val Lewton Horror Collection, including the following: Cat People, The Curse of the Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, Bedlam, The Leopard Man, The Ghost Ship, The Seventh Victim, and Shadows in the Dark, a documentary about Lewton.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Saturday 21st August 1943
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures
Production compaines: RKO Radio Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 1
Cast & Crew
Starring: Tom Conway as Doctor Louis Judd, Jean Brooks as Jacqueline Gibson, Isabel Jewell as Frances Fallon, Kim Hunter as Mary Gibson, Evelyn Brent as Natalie Cortez, Erford Gage as Jason Hoag, Poet, Ben Bard as Mr. Brun, Hugh Beaumont as Gregory Ward, Chef Milani as Mr. Jacob Romari, Marguerita Sylva as Mrs. Bella Romari