Peeping Tom (1960)

Following a run of classics that he created with Emeric Pressburger, director Michael Powell made his second solo feature with 1960’s Peeping Tom. Now considered a masterpiece that is an ancestor of the slasher subgenre, however, the feeling was much different upon release as the film was so vilified that it damaged Powell’s career. It is fascinating how that same film is getting a 4K restoration from the BFI over 60 years later, with the process aided by legendary director Martin Scorsese – a long-time champion of the film – and renowned editor Thelma Schoonmaker (who was also Powell’s wife.)

My review of Peeping Tom is now available to read at The Geek Show.