Friday, September 7, 2018

54 Days to Halloween- 1965 Repulsion

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 1965 psychological thriller "Repulsion" starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux and directed by Roman Polanski.

Repulsion (1965)
Dir- Roman Polanski

The first English-language film by Roman Polanski and it would be a memorable one at that. The story is a unique and compelling tale of isolation and intense sexual repression. A woman is left alone in her flat, and the paranoia that develops leads to massive delusions and psychotic tendencies. Her hallucinations are marked with paranoid fantasies that lead her to homicidal tendencies. When visited by friends her fear transpires into actions that are quite shocking. Repulsion is a cinematic triumph for director Roman Polanski; the movie is stylish and creative in its portrayal of a maddening paranoia. The result is one of shock and utter terror. Considered by many to be the best psychological horror film next to Psycho.

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