A brilliant black comedy, it marks the true beginning of Hitchcock’s impressive run of subversively obsessive American horror films.
This box set is a great reminder of why the screen couple has long endured as one of the most attractive romantic duos to ever come out of Hollywood.
In Hitchcock’s gay burlesque, Farley Granger learns the hard way not to lick what he can’t swallow.
Though undoubtedly effective as a classic Hitchcock thriller, it’s also nothing more complicated than one elongated gay cruise joke-cum-horror story.
The supporting comedy troupe of animal goofballs and the embarrassing Earth Mother chants by Phil Collins further remove us from the world of the sacred past and straight into a Disney marketeer’s cubicle.