The Night Visitor (1971)

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In a Scandinavian insane asylum, murderer Salem sneaks-out at night to exact his revenge on those who he deems responsible for his predicament.




  • Lotte Freddie in The Night Visitor (1971)
  • The Night Visitor (1971)
  • Liv Ullmann in The Night Visitor (1971)
  • Hanne Borchsenius and Liv Ullmann in The Night Visitor (1971)
  • Trevor Howard in The Night Visitor (1971)
  • Per Oscarsson in The Night Visitor (1971)

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18 February 2005 | FieCrier
| a killer with a rock-solid alibi; a clever, suspenseful, artfully-done horror movie
A man is running away from a large brick building surrounded by a high wall. He's running across rocks and snow in his underwear and boots. He sneaks into a farmhouse and steals some odd items, and sneaks into another house where he kills a woman. It's not the last person he'll kill either; he's trying to frame someone, but why - and how is he getting away from the place that establishes his alibi?

This is a very good movie. As a horror movie, it doesn't have a very high body count, or much gore, and there's no on screen violence - it cuts away from that. Some horror movies benefit from that, some don't; this one doesn't need it. The locations: isolated locations surrounded by snowy fields are very nice to look at. Acting is very good, as is the musical score by Mancini.

Definitely deserves to be better-known. I'm surprised some critics didn't like it. Some didn't like that the movie gives some things away early on that could have been withheld. I don't agree; not every movie that has secrets needs to save them for a big reveal at the end. Others felt that the characters' motivations weren't established. I can only suppose they weren't listening to the dialog, because that was fully discussed.

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