Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom (1960)

Genres - Drama, Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller Film, Slasher Film  |   Release Date - May 16, 1960  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Peeping Tom is a 1960 British horror thriller film directed by Michael Powell and written by the World War II cryptographer and polymath Leo Marks. The title derives from the slang expression 'Peeping Tom' describing a voyeur. The film revolves around a serial killer who murders women while using a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions of terror.

The film's controversial subject and the extremely harsh reception by critics effectively destroyed Powell's career as a director in the United Kingdom. However, it attracted a cult following, and in later years, it has been re-evaluated and is now widely considered a masterpiece.

The music score, written by Brian Easdale, contains a challenging part for solo piano, which was played by the Australian virtuoso Gordon Watson.

Movie Info

Box Office

$24,640

Themes

Tags

Art/Music, British, Cinematographer, Cult, Espionage, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Movie Camera, Violent

Attributes

Filming Location: London, Pinewood Studios
Narrative Location: London
Subject: dying, serial killer

Alternate Titles

A Tortura do Medo
BR
A Vítima do Medo
PT
Augen der Angst
DE
Chi wo sû kamera
JP
De loerder
BE, NL
El fotógrafo del miedo
MX
El fotógrafo del pánico
ES
En smygtittare
FI
Face of Fear
US
Fotomodeller jages
DK
Het raadsel van de verdwenen vrouwen
NL
Kadın katili
TR
Kamerales
HU
Kurkistelija
FI
L'occhio che uccide
IT
Le voyeur
BE, CA, FR
Mórbida Curiosidade
BR
Naaktsymfonie
NL
O idonovlepsias
GR
Peeping Tom
AU, CA, FI, IN, SE, GB, US
Peeping Tom - en smygtittare
SE
Peeping Tom - En tyvtitter
NO
Peeping Tom: Kiggeren
DK
Pelon kasvot
FI
Persekiotojas Tomas
LT
Podglądacz
PL
Röntgenci
TR
Smirak
CS
Smrt u ocima
YU
Smrt v oceh
SI
Tres rostros para el miedo
AR, PE
Zvedavec
CS
Ο ηδονοβλεψίας (1960)
GR
Воајер
RS
Воайорът
BG
Подглядывающий
, RU
Том, що підглядає
UA
偷窺狂
TW
血を吸うカメラ
JP