Cape Fear

Cape Fear ★★★★

With obvious influences from Hitchcock (including an overt reference to Psycho as the investigator walks up the staircase to find Cady’s victim), it gets all the right beats of a film noir thriller. The viewer feels the constant anxiety and frustration of Gregory Peck as the lawyer whose family is terrorized by the sadistic, psychotic villain in an unforgettable, terrifying performance by Robert Mitchum.

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