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Peeping Tom Rated 15

Peeping Tom

Dir. Michael Powell. UK 1960. 1h 33m. Starring Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley, Brenda Bruce, Miles Malleson

Critically mauled upon its release, this groundbreaking horror film was released in the same year as Hitchcock’s Psycho and has just as much to say about audiences’ insatiable hunger for terror.

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

Introduced by Catherine Bray (Variety, The Guardian) and includes a Q&A session after the screening.

‘Misplaced critical vitriol torpedoed the original 1960 release of director Michael Powell's psycho-horror. Fifty years later, it's an undisputed British masterpiece.’ Tom Dawson, Total Film

‘If anything deserves the "dark masterpiece" tag, this does: a brilliant satirical insight into the neurotic, pornographic element in the act of filming, more relevant than ever in the age of reality television and CCTV.’ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian