With this masterful study of a woman’s descent into agoraphobic lunacy, Roman Polanski solidified himself as a daring and relentless horror stylist. A uniquely claustrophobic film that will test the nerves of even the most seasoned horror buffs.
An absolute knockout of a movie…Prepare yourself to be demolished when you go to see it—and go you must, because it’s one of those films everybody will soon be buzzing about…..To miss it would be worse than missing Psycho, if you’ve a taste for this sort of thing.
For it is more than just a tale of mounting horrors that moves its heroine—a beautiful, sex-repressed French girl living in London—from a state of mental woe into a stage of dithering madness and then to the dark extremity of murdering a brace of fellows who happen into the lonely apartment in which she is hidden….
Within the maelstrom of violence and horror in this film, Mr. Polanski has achieved a haunting concept of the pain and pathos of the mentally deranged. He has delivered undoubtedly one of the best films of the year. —Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
Repulsion screens at the Trylon Monday and Tuesday, October 13 and 14 at 7:00 and 9:00. Advance tickets can be purchased here.