Repulsion (1965) Poster



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The Gold Rush (1925)
Bridget describes seeing a comedy featuring Charlie Chaplin eating his shoe.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Mentioned in Helen's Italian postcard to Carole.

Referenced in 

Sisters (1973)
The Cannibal Man (1973)
The protagonists of both films lose the control of their lives, stay in their homes, cut themselves off from the outside world and kill their visitors.
The Tenant (1976)
Keep My Grave Open (1976)
Numerous scenes of the female lead having hallucinations, a mental breakdown, and committing murders
Eraserhead (1977)
Demented (1980)
It is referenced.
Ms .45 (1981)
Vincent (1982) (Short)
The hands from the wall.
The Hunger (1983)
Day of the Dead (1985)
The nightmarish hands through the wall grabbing the lead actress.
Deranged (1987)
It is referenced.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Barton Fink (1991)
Joel Coen said that this film is thematically connected to this Polanski film.
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Club scene where an arm on the wall starts to move is a reference to the arms that come out of the walls in this film
Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993)
In both films there are people who make a calm visit to an apartment but they are violently attacked. Also, isolation and paranoid visions are alluded to.
The Monster (1993)
Hands through a wall.
Sweet Jane (1998)
Mentioned in dialogue
Freeze Me (2000)
A beautiful woman loses her mind slowly, stays in her apartment, isolates herself from the rest of the world and falls into homicidal paranoia.
Living Hell (2000)
Common Wealth (2000)
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
May (2002)
Jennifer Is Dead (2002) (Short)
The Ring (2002)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Something to Scream About (2003) (Video)
"Something to Scream About" is a documentary that references (and features) a wide variety of motion pictures as actresses discuss being in the B-Movie business.
The Machinist (2004)
Much of both films take place in the protagonists' apartments. Both films feature rotting food and in both cases it's a rotting animal (fish and rabbit respectively). The protagonists of both films are descending into madness. The atmosphere in both is dark and oppressive.
Secret Window (2004)
Scene where Mort goes crazy with his house cracking apart is echoed in Roman Polanski's Repulsion, with Carol's descent into madness, this is shown with the cracking of the walls.
Blindness (2008)
Arms sticking out of the walls of a hallway groping for the women
The Strangers (2008)
It is referenced.
The Commune: A New Cult Classic (2009)
First shot of movie starts in Black and white and visually references first shot of Repulsion, then turns to color for rest of movie.
V/H/S (2012)
The arms reaching out of the walls in the 10/31/98 segment.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Beyond the Pleasure Principle (2013) (Short)
Numerous visual and thematic cues and references, especially the hands coming out of walls and mattresses to molest the main character.
One Hit Wonderland: Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
El miedo en el rostro (2014) (Short)
Female character is based on Carol
Growing Pains: Puberty in Horror Films (2014) (Short)
mentioned once
Queen of Earth (2015)
Half Past Midnight (2015) (Short)
The constant ticking of a clock

Featured in 

Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
100 Years of Horror (1996) (Video)
100 Years of Horror: Maniacs (1996) (Video)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Wes Craven mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Miral (2010)
The movie plays at the cinema.
Zomergasten: Episode #24.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Catherine Deneuve is shown.
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)
The movie clip is shown.
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) (TV Movie)
One of the featured films.

Spoofed in 

Pi (1998)

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