THE UNKNOWN
1927, Warner Bros., 63 min, USA, Dir: Tod Browning

Armless circus performer Lon Chaney falls for stunning, scantily clad bareback rider Joan Crawford (who, conveniently, is pathologically terrified of men's hands) in this typically haunting Tod Browning melodrama. Burt Lancaster once praised Chaney's performance in this film as the most emotionally compelling work ever committed to celluloid.


PACIFIC HEIGHTS
1990, Morgan Creek, 102 min, USA, Dir: John Schlesinger

Young lovers Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine buy and restore a gorgeous Victorian house, but their dream home soon turns into a nightmare when they rent an apartment to the tenant from hell, played with chilling intensity by Michael Keaton.


FRENZY
1972, Universal, 116 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Director Alfred Hitchcock revisits his theme of the wrongfully accused man, but with a ferocious vengeance not seen outside of PSYCHO. Chip-on-his-shoulder bartender Jon Finch is mistaken for the strangler in a London murder spree perpetrated by his elegant flower-merchant friend, Barry Foster. With a great cast that includes Anna Massey, Alec McCowen and Vivien Merchant.


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