Repulsion (Polanski, 1965) – 5/10
While it’s strikingly photographed, I found it very dull for most of the duration, and Deneuve’s character pathetic. Parts of it are quite effective but I was very disappointed overall.
Black Christmas (Clark, 1974) – 10/10
The best “slasher” film I’ve seen, it is both perfectly representative of the genre and very subversive of it. It has mesmerizing camera work and is truly disturbing, not least because the characters are sympathetic, and the killer beyond twisted.
The Faceless Monster (Caiano, 1966) – 8/10
A little clunky, but Barbara Steele is fantastic, Ennio Morricone’s score deliciously creepy, and the plot is surprisingly complex and interesting. Unfortunately, this film is in dire need of a better transfer – the quality of all available versions is very poor.
Antichrist (Von Trier, 2009) – 9/10
See full review below.
Coming tonight: Possession (Zulawski, 1981)