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