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The Seventh Victim
Directed by Mark Robson • 1943 • United States
Starring Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Kim Hunter
One of the most stunningly nihilistic films ever made, this existential horror masterpiece follows a young woman (Kim Hunter, in her film debut) who leaves her boarding school to travel to Greenwich Village in search of her missing sister (a haunting Jean Brooks). There she finds herself plunged into a shadow world of Satan worshippers, death cults, and murder. Asked to summarize the film’s shockingly bleak message, producer Val Lewton offered, “Death is good.”