Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Classic Horror Films - Day 6 (REPULSION - 1965)
Catherine Deneuve stars as Carol Ledoux, a Belgian manicurist living with her sister, Helen (Yvonne Furneaux), in a London flat. Simultaneously attracted and repulsed by sex, Carol is a virgin who finds her sister's relationship with a married man, Michael (Ian Hendry), extremely disturbing. When her sister and Michael go on holiday, Carol begins to disintegrate mentally, hallucinating bizarre encounters, being forced into taking a sabbatical from her job and ultimately committing a pair of murders in her deranged state. A strange but effective thriller. Catherine Deneuve gives a terrific performance as the young woman who becomes unhinged. Very creepy.