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Review from 28 May 1960 issue of Picture Show
** PEEPING TOM
The nastiest horror film to be produced for a long time is this controversial and very shocking story of an unbalanced young man and the victims who fall prey to his camera and knife.
Produced and Directed by Michael Powell
British. Certificate "X"
Running time 108 minutes
Original story and screenplay by Leo Marks
Shirley Ann Field
Beautifully produced and directed by Michael Powell the film opens with the murder of a prostitute and gets progressively more scary and sick-making as the story continues.
Carl Boehm sensitively portrays the title role of a young photographer who owes his nauseating obsession to photograph terror to his brilliant scientist father who had used his small son as a guinea pig in psychological experiments.
Anna Massey gives the young man friendship and luckily escapes the fate of Moira Shearer, who appears much too briefly, Pamela Green and Brenda Bruce.
A gruesome climax which really scared me (I was very hesitant about turning my light off that night) is superbly suspenseful but rounds up a rather unhealthy film which I strongly do not recommend to anyone in the least bit affected by what they see on screen.
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