London After Dark

Peeping Tom

Michael Powell’s controversial Eastmancolor shocker.

Image from Peeping Tom

UK 1960
Dir Michael Powell
With Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley
102min
Digital
Certificate 15

Never has Eastmancolor felt so woozily, vividly hypnotic than in Michael Powell’s controversial shocker. It’s as easy to be seduced by the luscious visuals as the poor victims of Carl Boehm’s psychopath are drawn into their deadly photoshoots. Dark as it is in subject matter, the blazing primary colours of Soho and Fitzrovia depicted on screen are a delight.

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