Sunday, September 17, 2006


Carrie or Night of the Hunter?

UPDATED: This is very close, but I'll have to cast my vote for Carrie. Robert Mitchum's performance in Night of the Hunter is one of the all-time greats, and Charles Laughton does an incredible job of investing the film with palpable dread. However, the last scene is unberably maudlin, whereas Carrie follows through with almost clinical precision until its shock ending. It's a remarkably effective horror film, a subtle character study, and a virtuosic display of cinematic craft.

4 comments:

Mothwitness said...

Carrie

Dr. Criddle said...

Night of the Hunter

Sam said...

Carrie

stennie said...

Night of the Hunter!