Peeping Tom (1960)
Peeping Tom was so controversial when it was released that it effectively ended director Michael Powell’s directing career in Britain. Peeping Tom was a 1960 British psychological-horror-thriller written by Leo Marks and starred Carl Boehm, Anna Massey and Moira Shearer. It revolves around a serial killer who murders women and uses a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions. The poster for the film even contained a warning.
Society has come a long way since the 1960s and in the ensuing years, Peeping Tom has been re-evaluated and is now considered widely to be a masterpiece. The British Film Institute has named it the 78th greatest British film of all time. In 2017 from a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine named it the 27th best British film ever.