Frenzy

Sat, May 28
  • Sat, May 28

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 116 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1972

Starring: Alec McCowen, Anna Massey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Barry Foster, Billie Whitelaw, Jon Finch, Vivien Merchant

50th Anniversary!

Inspired by the loosening of cinematic restraint brought on by the late ‘60s, Alfred Hitchcock goes shockingly seedy in this lurid, darkly comedic, and (of course) thrilling film about a serial killer terrorizing London—The Necktie Murderer. Richard Blaney (Finch), the down-on-his-luck ex-husband of the latest victim, is sought for the crimes but he is (of course) the wrong man. Scenes of Blaney trying to prove his innocence are punctuated by the police inspector (McCowen) being served homemade versions of ‘exotic’ fare by his wife and the whole film is capped by a tour-de-force, grand-guignol scene in the back of a potato truck.

Double Feature with MONSIEUR VERDOUX

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