The Night of the Hunter


The famous trick or treat, costume parties, reading scary stories and viewing of horror films are some of the typical Halloween activities. We suggest you The Night of the Hunter, a fascinating film story where its director, Charles Laughton, was able to mix endless references, from the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers, the terror of Poe, to an exquisite expressionist atmosphere – with the constant struggle of lights and shadows in one of the most chilling and beautiful films of cinema history about children’s fears and nightmares where children are immersed in a suffocating atmosphere of fear, in an adult world tempted by desire, delirium, greed, and witnessed the battle between good and evil.

One, tender, dreamy, unrealistic, … unclassifiable crude movie that once was a failure and now it is considered a unique piece that gives us, among many, the image of the fake preacher Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum ) with his hands tattooed with the words Love and Hate, entangled in endless struggle, as a cinema icon.

We can advance it, it does not matter, in the end wins, at least temporarily, the Good, because as Lillian Gish’s character says: “The wind blows and the rain’s a-cold. Yet they abide…”