Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Tenant (1976) aka Le Locataire

4.5 / 5

Tagline: How could he escape from his nightmares?
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Written by: Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski
Actors include: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Jo Van Fleet
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 126 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: France

Now this was a fun little chiller that had some nice surprises in it, but then again it's a Polanski so of course it's good! Our story is about an apartment building in France, the previous tenant jumped from the window and went into a coma. We meet a nice quiet man moving into that building who then has to adjust to his weirdo neighbors and landlord. He also finds himself obsessed with the previous tenant and starts to believe it may have had to do with the others in the building, could they be trying to make him suffer the same fate? It's a cool picture that seems to fluctuate between paranoia and reality with great cinematography and an entertaining story. This is definitely a nice horror picture that should be seen by most anyone.

Availability:  On DVD (but OOP)

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