#BNoirDetour Film for 10/25: The Leopard Man (1943)

Join #BNoirDetour on Twitter.com at 9 p.m. EST tonight!

B Noir Detour

BNoirDetour will truly earn its name with tonight’s film, 1943’s The Leopard Man. Produced by B horror king Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tournier, with a budget of only $150,000, the film makes the perfect entry for the week of Halloween.

Leopard1

With the aid of the talented RKO crew and skilled cinematographer Robert de Grasse, a tale of a nightclub publicity stunt gone wrong becomes one of Hollywood’s first attempts at a serial killer film.

leopard man 2
From the castanets of Clo-clo (Margo) to a leopard on the loose (Dynamite, the same black cat featured in Lewton and Tournier’s Cat People), you’ll be riveted to your seat by the dark terror of The Leopard Man!

Please join us at 9pm ET tonight!

View original post

Advertisements

One response to “#BNoirDetour Film for 10/25: The Leopard Man (1943)

  1. I actually really like this film, but I love all of Val Lewton’s films (except for “Curse Of The Cat People” – films with children protagonists just don’t speak to me). This one, like all of his films, makes wonderful use of the mind as the scariest place. In other words, it implies horror rather than shows the actual gore and blood. TCM will be showing this film on Saturday night as part of the Halloween string of films also.

    Tam

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s