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A Demon in My View (1991)

Der Mann nebenan (original title)
A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down.


Petra Haffter


Ruth Rendell (novel), Petra Haffter (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Arthur Johnson
Uwe Bohm Uwe Bohm ... Anthony Johnson
Sophie Ward ... Helen Schweizer
Stratford Johns ... Stanley Caspian
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Winston Mervin
Deborah Lacey ... Linthea
James Aubrey ... Brian Kotowsky
Carole Hayman Carole Hayman ... Vesta Kotowsky
Choy-Ling Man Choy-Ling Man ... Li-Li Chan
Michael Simkins ... Jonathan Dean (as Michael Simpkins)
Hans Peter Hallwachs Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Roger Schweizer
Charmian May ... Aunt Gracie
Nick Dawney Nick Dawney ... Little Arthur
Leon Black Leon Black ... Leroy
Simon Bright Simon Bright ... Steve


A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down.

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Terror lives next door.


Horror | Thriller



Did You Know?


This is Anthony Perkins' final movie appearance. See more »


Arthur Johnson: I have nothing to hide - my life's an open book.
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Featured in Svengoolie: A Demon in My View (1998) See more »

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Excellent thriller
12 May 2002 | by melsenSee all my reviews

Don't believe the bad reviews you may read about this film, this is a fine movie about a killer. The look of the film is very bleak which helps to set the atmosphere, Donaggio's score is good, and the cast is brilliant. Perkins' character spies on the people around him and he has a thing for mannequins, and his spending time with them is pretty creepy. Perkins seems to have been typecast as the weirdo towards the end of his career, but he does a very fine job as the mysterious man here never overacting once. German actor Bohm is one of the best of his generation in Germany, and I don't know if he was dubbed in this movie (I only have the German version where he does his own voice) but I know for a fact that he speaks very good English in real life. Ward of course is the daughter of British actor Simon. This is one of those rare thrillers where you really get under the skin of the characters. Take Perkins' character for instance, he's obviously a poor lonely soul in pain and you feel for him. If YOU feel this is a slow and boring movie you're probably right, and quite welcome to go and watch something more suitable instead, like "Con Air".

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28 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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