Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller


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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.


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  • Karlheinz Böhm and Anna Massey in Peeping Tom (1960)
  • Karlheinz Böhm and Anna Massey in Peeping Tom (1960)
  • Michael Powell and Columba Powell in Peeping Tom (1960)

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10 February 1999 | Gazza-3
The British 'Psycho'
It's difficult to imagine the effect that this film had on critics and audiences when first shown as in the 90's we have become desensitized by the violence and cruelty of slasher movies.

Yet even today this film is deeply disturbing. The lead character is portrayed in a sympathetic light, thanks to a stunning performance from Carl Boem. He is a victim of a cruel and abusive father, desperate to escape the curse that has been handed down to him. There are some memorable scenes: the home movie showing him and his father (played by Michael Powell and his own son), the shot of the beautiful model turning round and showing her hare lip and the projection of one of the murders to the blind mother, with part of the frame projecting onto the murderer.

This is a deeply unnerving film but brilliantly made. Go see.

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Budget:

GBP135,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,640

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