Trivia: The Night of the Hunter
- AFIS 100 Years 100 Thrills: #34
- AFIS 100 Years 100 Heroes And Villains:
- #29 Villain, Reverend Harry Powell
- Creator Killer: It bombed so hard on its initial release that Laughton was never again allowed to direct.
- Fountain of Expies: Many villains are based on Mitchum's performance as Powell, such as Kane from Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Caleb from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Even The Simpsons' Sideshow Bob gets in on the action in one episode, and The Clash give him a Shout-Out in "Death or Glory".
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Peter Graves plays Ben Harper.
- What Could Have Been: Early in production, Laughton wanted to play Harry Powell himself. When it became clear that this would be a difficult (if not impossible) sell to the studios, Laurence Olivier lobbied for the role before being passed over in favor of the more bankable Mitchum.