When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence.
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Discussed at length in the article "The Seventh Victim: Tired of Being Afraid" by Diane Jarrett in the Winter 2018 issue (#95, pp. 84-93) of "Films of the Golden Age." See more
The opening text reads: "I run from death, and death meets me as fast, And all my pleasures are like yesterday." The movie attributes the quote to John Donne
's Holy Sonnet #7. But it is actually from Holy Sonnet #1. See more
I run to death,and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday.
[title after starting credits] I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday. Holy sonnet #VII Jonne Donne See more
Referenced in Black Christmas
Piano Sonata, No. 14 in C-sharp Minor - 'Moonlight'
First movement "Adagio sostenuto"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
[It is the second piece played by the pianist after Jason, Mary and Gregory arrive at the party] See more