1960. UK. Dir: Michael Powell. With Carl Boehm, Anna Massey. 101 min.
It’s Psycho by way of The Red Shoes: a lurid proto-slasher about a repressed young man who films women as he murders them. Though stylish and eerily prescient of our obsessions with sex, death, and voyeurism, Peeping Tom was so shocking in its day that it all but ended Powell’s career – one critic found it “more nauseating than a leper colony.”
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free