London After Dark

Frenzy

Hitchcock’s last great shocker sees the director at his most gleefully dark.

Image from Frenzy

UK 1972
Dir Alfred Hitchcock
With Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt
116min
35mm
Certificate 18
A BFI National Archive print

No film represents the curdling of 60s fab into early-70s drab like Hitchcock’s last great shocker. While this bracingly dark thriller with the blackest of laughs represents Hitch at his most gleefully misanthropic, it’s still a fearsomely entertaining proposition.