The Seventh Victim
Val lewton generally gave the horror movies he produced a unique putting: a greek island in “isle of the lifeless,” a caribbean island in “i walked with a zombie,” nineteenth century edinburgh in “the frame snatcher.” a extra challenge is to mine eeriness and threat from a superbly quotidian putting, consisting of the ny city subway. That’s what did in “the seventh victim,” which, extra than “cat humans,” which changed into additionally set in new york, dives into the dread of the regular in the big apple metropolis life. A younger lady goes looking for her lacking sister with the assist of a craggy pi — he’s stabbed to demise and he or she runs from the scene, so terrified she finally ends up doing a entire circuit at the subway.
While it stops on the station wherein she were given on — proper close to the personal detective became murdered — two guys board, propping him up, seeking to act like he’s nevertheless alive. They’re manifestly the ones who killed him and they’re counting on new yorkers’ indifference to their surroundings as their cowl to get rid of him. It’s so chilling due to the fact this sincerely may want to show up. Seems a satanic cult is involved — surely a prototype for the satan-worshipping manhattanites in “rosemary’s child” — however “the seventh victim” remains with you because it reveals an essential truth: personal demons are continually scarier than literal ones.