PEEPING TOM
1960, Rialto Pictures, 101 min, UK, Dir: Michael Powell

Almost universally reviled by critics on its initial run but now considered a masterpiece of psychological horror, PEEPING TOM all but killed Powell’s career when it was released. In an unforgettably creepy and affecting performance, Carl Boehm stars as a shy, gentle photographer, who is really a tormented serial killer filming his female victims at their moment of death. Boehm’s crush on boarding-house tenant Helen (Anna Massey) brings on a crisis that can result only in redemption or destruction. Insightful and subversive, PEEPING TOM poses difficult questions about the universal desire for voyeuristic thrills and the very nature of watching film.


HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
1982, Universal, 98 min, USA, Dir: Tommy Lee Wallace

Michael Myers gets a day off in this unusual chapter of the HALLOWEEN saga. A murder-suicide in his emergency room leads Dr. Dan Challis (Tom Atkins) to the Silver Shamrock mask manufacturing company, run by the evil Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy). Cochran’s take on trick-or-treating is to distribute Halloween masks that will kill millions of children - unless the doctor can stop him.


HALLOWEEN II (1981)
1981, Universal, 92 min, USA, Dir: Rick Rosenthal

Penned and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill (the same team responsible for the initial installment in the series), this smash sequel picks up right where HALLOWEEN left off. Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is still searching frantically for his homicidal former patient Michael Myers, who in turn is trying to find Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the teenage girl who somehow managed to evade him in the first film. With Lance Guest.


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