Written and directed by author, filmmaker, and New York Film Festival director Kent Jones, this seventy-seven-minute 2008 documentary, presented and narrated by Martin Scorsese, explores the life and career of the legendary Hollywood producer Val Lewton.
Directed by Jacques Tourneur • 1942 • United States
Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith
The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manha...
Directed by Mark Robson • 1943 • United States
Starring Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett
Perhaps the least well known of Val Lewton’s groundbreaking horror films (due to a plagiarism suit that kept it out of circulation for decades), this atmospheric thriller concerns a young sailor (Rus...