Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local porno shop with cheesecake photos and also dabbles in filmmaking. A lonely, unfriendly, sexually repressed fellow, Mark is obsessed with the effects of fear and how they are registered on the face and behavior of the frightened. This obsession dates from the time when, as a child, he served as the subject of some cold-blooded experiments in terror conducted by his own scientist father. As a grown man, Mark becomes a compulsive murderer who kills women and records their contorted features and dying gasps on film. His ongoing project is a documentary on fear. With 16mm camera in hand, he accompanies a prostitute to her room and stabs her with a blade concealed in his tripod, all the while photographing her contorted face in the throes of terror and death. Alone in his room, he surrounds himself with the sights and sounds of terror: taped screams, black-and-white "home movies" of convulsed...Written by
Vivian's small reel-to-reel tape recorder is a Grundig "Cub". First introduced in 1959 and advertised as a "miniature portable" tape recorder, it was battery operated, weighed about five pounds, and could record for approximately 30 minutes. MSRP was £27 ($76 at the time, or $636 in 2017). See more »
Mark plays a tape recording of himself aged 5, made by his father who had every room in the house wired. Domestic tape recorders were not available until the late 1940s, when Mark would would have been at least 10. See more »
[Mark approaches the prostitute, covertly filming her]
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Blockbuster video version runs 101 minutes. See more »
i saw peeping tom on rob zombies underground cinema on turner classics,i have to admit it is a good movie,scary like Alfred Hitchcock's;psycho.but for some reason i did'nt think it was a movie in color.anyway its a highly recommended film.if rob zombie says its good i have to agree with him.he knows good horror/monster films.i don't really know anyone in the cast except Moira shearer, who did some movie called the red shoes,heard of it but did'nt see it. the story concerns a shy but demented photographer who likes to film his victims before killing them with his spiked tripod.remember this is 1960 so don't expect buckets of blood and gore.i cant believe i never seen this movie before,but then again there's a lot of vintage films i never seen yet.i recommend this movie and i also recommend rob zombies underground cinema on turner classics.8 out of 10.
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