Peeping Tom (1960) | The controversial British cult favourite is a must see

Peeping Tom

Michael Powell’s classic chiller screens tonight on The Horror Channel in the UK (Freeview 70/Freesat 138). Catch it at 9pm and read my thoughts on the 50th anniversary Blu-ray release, here: http://bit.ly/1CuI9kg

 

Kultguy's Keep

Here’s are my thoughts on StudioCanal’s 50th anniversary digital restoration UK Blu-ray release.

‘More Horrible Than Horror! More Terrible Than Terror!’
So went the tagline went for one of the most disturbing British films to come out of the 1960’s. At the beginning of the decade, horror was a hit with cinemagoers as Hammer was riding high with its ghoulish collection of vampires, werewolves and mad scientists, while over the Pond, Vincent Price was chewing the scenery in Roger Corman’s Poe-themed gothic melodramas. But as the decade rolled on, five film merchants of fear would stand out in the genre.

Alfred Hitchcock’s shocker Psycho spawned countless imitations; Mario Bava’s Black Sunday proved horror could be artsy as well as frightening; Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby made Satanism fashionable, and George Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead put the final nail in the coffin of old-fashioned gothic horrors. Then there…

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

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