Tuesday 22 April
Cine Interzone: Frenzy FRENZY 1972
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
116 minutes
In English

Towards the end of his life Hitchcock didn't simply sit on the laurels of his previous career and repeat himself, but instead always pushed forward staying true to his vision of invention and creativity. He made odd-ball black comedies, increasingly bizarre thrillers, and this film which would prove to be his last "terror/suspense" film. Frenzy focuses on a serial sex-murderer who rapes and strangles his female victims with a neck-tie. Pretty blunt for someone like Alfred... but also something very risky. The depictions of the murders are especially fascinating in light of modern cinema.... where today movies tend to accentuate the gore, here Hitchcock amps up the authenticity by the perverted acting style of the women who are being killed, creating a frenzy of true terror.

Amidst all the highlights of Hitchcock's stylistics, the story focuses a man who has been innocently accused of the murders, and while on the run escaping the police, attempts to solve the grisly crimes himself. A pretty twisted film from Alfred, one of his darkest, and for most critics it was his last masterpiece. The twisted screenplay was by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth). Certainly a film with chilling sequences, but also with a lot of black humor.

This will be a high-definition projection.
opens at: 20:30
price: 3,-
Filmhuis Cavia
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