Bridget describes seeing a comedy featuring Charlie Chaplin eating his shoe.
Mentioned in Helen's Italian postcard to Carole.
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.
Numerous scenes of the female lead having hallucinations, a mental breakdown, and committing murders
The hands from the wall.
The nightmarish hands through the wall grabbing the lead actress.
Video case is shown in a video store.
Joel Coen said that this film is thematically connected to this Polanski film.
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
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.
Hands through a wall.
Mentioned in dialogue
A beautiful woman loses her mind slowly, stays in her apartment, isolates herself from the rest of the world and falls into homicidal paranoia.
Video case is shown.
Video box is shown in movie store.
referenced as part of the documentary
"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.
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.
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.
Arms sticking out of the walls of a hallway groping for the women
It is referenced.
First shot of movie starts in Black and white and visually references first shot of Repulsion, then turns to color for rest of movie.
The arms reaching out of the walls in the 10/31/98 segment.
Video case is shown.
Numerous visual and thematic cues and references, especially the hands coming out of walls and mattresses to molest the main character.
The constant ticking of a clock
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Clips are shown
Wes Craven mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The movie plays at the cinema.
The movie clip is shown.
One of the featured films.