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The Night of the Hunter (1955) Poster

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Version of 

Night of the Hunter (1991) (TV Movie)

Edited into 

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)

References 

Referenced in 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
"Love" and "Hate" tattooed on Eddie's (Meatloaf) knuckles
The Onion Field (1979)
Smith has "L O V E" written on the fingers of his left hand
The Black Adder: Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983) (TV Episode)
The witchsmeller pursuivant has the words "good" and "evil" tattooed on his knuckles.
Dune (1984)
The opening shot is mirrored.
Raising Arizona (1987)
H.I. says, "Sometimes it's a hard world for little things," almost a direct quote from the character played by Lillian Gish in The Night of the Hunter (1955).
Do the Right Thing (1989)
the source for a character with "love" on one set of knuckles and "hate" on the other.
The Simpsons: Some Enchanted Evening (1990) (TV Episode)
When the babysitter goes into the basement looking for Bart
Wild at Heart (1990)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Buffalo Bill has the word "love" tattooed on his hand, which is possibly an homage to Reverend Harry Powell in the earlier film who had the words "love" and "hate" tattooed on his knuckles.
Delicatessen (1991)
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Space Madness/The Boy Who Cried Rat! (1991) (TV Episode)
"You're not like thee others!" is similar to a quote from this movie.
Mr. Nanny (1993)
In Mr. Nanny, the father hides a computer chip in his daughter's doll. Much like the money in Hunter
The Simpsons: Cape Feare (1993) (TV Episode)
Like the Robert Mitchum villain from that film, Sideshow Bob has "Luv" (Love) and "Hat" (Hate) tattooed on his knuckles.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Se7en (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
The character in jail with Ben Affleck at the end of the film has "LOVE" written on his hand.
It's My Party (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Terror from the Year 5000 (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is where he accidentally drowns Shelley Winters."
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1997) (Video)
French title credited and used footage.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
In "The Night of the Hunter," Ms Cooper remarks several times of children that "they abide," repeating it at the end of the picture. The Coen brothers echo this unique turn of phrase at the end of the Big Lebowski: "The Dude abides."
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
A character named Pearl sings "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms".
Love & Rage (2000)
Talk to Her (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Dylan's ex boyfriend as a tatoo on the right hand, H.A.T.E. written on his fingers
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Made the list and was talked about.
The Ladykillers (2004)
Mrs. Munson hums 'Leaning On The Everlasting Arms' as she writes the check to Bob Jones University.
Joan of Arcadia: Vanity, Thy Name Is Human (2004) (TV Episode)
Adam invites Joan to go and see the film at the Rialto.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
The 'love/hate' tattoos on each hand is a reference to the same thing on each of Robert Mitchum's hands.
ER: Jigsaw (2006) (TV Episode)
Willis has LOVE and HATE on his knuckles
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
"Love and Hate are tattooed on his knuckles" (song lyrics)
Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Françoise mentions it in conversation.
True Grit (2010)
The opening song in "True Grit," "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms," was sung or whistled repeatedly by the preacher played by Robert Mitchum, including in a climactic scene, where Lilian Gish's character joins in. Also, one of the final scenes, in which Mattie Ross is being carried back to town on Rooster Cogburn's horse, is strongly reminiscent of a sequence in "Night of the Hunter" where the children run away from home to evade the preacher.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.128 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says it's his favorite scary film
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
Rust and Bone (2012)
The tattoos on Stéphanie's legs (Right/Left) are an homage to Harry's Love/Hate hand tattoos.
Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks (2012) (TV Episode)
Amelia has HATE and LOVE written on her fists
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Santa Claus' tattoos Nice and Naughty
Bob Chinn: Memories of Walt Davis & Manny Conde (2014) (Video)
This film is discussed briefly.
Leaning (2014) (Short)
The short is an homage to

Featured in 

The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (1971) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to demonstrate the benefits of filming in black and white
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991)
Hate vs. Love story in the Spoon store and cellar scene with the children
Siskel & Ebert: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the segment on Robert Mitchum.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #34 on the list.
Charles Laughton Directs 'The Night of the Hunter' (2002)
Outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Reverend Harry Powell is #29 on the "Villains" list.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
clips with robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters
Maltin on Movies: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
A Story of Children and Film (2013)
Clips shown
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) (TV Movie)
One of the featured films.

Spoofed in 

Fatal Instinct (1993)
Words on fingers are spoofed
Mister Smile (1999) (Short)
Surge of Power (2004)
LOVE and HATE are written on bad guy's fists but LOVE is scribbled out and HATE is written (so both wrists say HATE)

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