The Woman in the Rocker with a Gun: Night of the Hunter (dir. Charles Laughton, 1955)

For many years, the only thing I knew about Night of the Hunter was that it was “the Tori Amos movie.” 

References to Night of the Hunter are alllll over Tori Amos’ music,  particularly her 2011 album Night of Hunters (duh) and my favorite of her albums, Boys for Pele. To recap just a few of the obvious points of reference, this movie has: 

  • A demonic, ser…

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