One of my favorite movies of all time. I thought Robert Mitchum and Jillian Gish were brilliant. I have trouble figuring out what genre this movie would fall in. I don't think it would qualify as horror although it might. I know Charles Laughton was very nervous directing this movie because it was his first, and when the critics got through with it , it was his last. What a waste. I wish he could have lived to see it voted the second best movie ever made after Citizen Kane. Something very creepy about Mitchum hunting for those kids singing "In the Everlasting Arms." Pure genius.