In what Harold Clurman called “a fantasia of fear and prosecution,” seaside boarding-house lodger Robert Shaw is terrorized and broken down by two menacing strangers (Patrick Magee and Sidney Tafler) who throw him a birthday party—even though it isn’t his birthday. British actress Dandy Nichols gave a career performance as the landlady.

  • William Friedkin
  • 1968
  • U.K.
  • 35mm
  • 123 minutes