On the subject of horror

Thursday, October 22, 2009





Without giving away too much... Repulsion (1965), directed by Roman Polanski and staring Catherine Deneuve, is one of my most loved in scary films. Not very typical, but definitely frightening. In it Polanski does a terrifying and subtle job of capturing the slow and scary descent by a young woman into insanity. The horrors are not external threats, but rather the horror that lies within the mind of the protagonist.

Recommended and can viewed in it's entirety (though in parts) *HERE*.







Inspired Etsy finds:



Left to Right (From Top): Vintage inspired Babydoll by Intima, Vintage Gucci Braided Heals by Allen Company Inc, 1960’s London Lace Dress by Margaret Pearl, Blue Plaid Pintuck Mini Dress by Jess James Jake, Bergfield Straight Razor by SubTealAbici and Olive Green Rotary Phone by Lune Vintage.



27 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

When I see my self in the mirror I see Catherine Deneuve...then I woke up from my dream, Dang*!!!
Always enjoy your wonderful finds Gabbi! xo*

Hanako66 said...

I adore these posts of yours....I totally want to see that film!

Iva said...

oh I love these posts!!! :) Hope you are having a great day Gabbi!!

Sarah said...

This sounds interesting. I would like to see it. It is weird,(coincidentally-insanity/horror)- yesterday I was reading a bit of Jane Eyre-the part where Mr Rochester is talking about his wife and his realization that she was insane. I have not read it for years and it struck me this time how much of a horror story it is in this part-for him and for her.

Kelley Anne said...

Just my kind of horror! No bloody monsters:) I like psychological drama much better. Wonderful inspirations, I'm finding a lot of it from her hair...but that's totally off topic.

Clorivak said...

Oh wow...sounds like a great flick. I love psychological horrors,they do tend to be the scariest imo.
What beautiful etsy choices. I love vintage nighties.

Leah said...

It seems like a real horror flick based on the images. And I love your etsy finds.

Sam said...

Wonderful post!! Repulsion! We have that on DVD. My boyfriend is a huge Polanski fan and is slowly collecting all his films when he sees them. Catherine is a vision in this film - Polanski is very good at horrow I think - Rosemarry's Baby is another great one to hide behind the couch for!

Have a lovely weekend Gabbi sweetie!! (and to George too of course!) XOXO P.S. So glad your comp is up and running again - now mine is going bananas : phooeey! Hopefully it will get fixed soon touch wood whistle!

dEsoRdeN said...

Una película que todavía no he visto! La buscaré, que ahora que ha llegado el frío, apetece un montón ver películas en el sofá!!

un beso

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. I love this film. It's one of the first things I ever saw Catherine in. I haven't seen it in years though. Great post you did on it.

muchlove said...

I've never seen this (there seems to be a lot of films I haven't seen!), but I really like these screenshots. Great finds too! :)

Ladyulia said...

Waw!
I hope I can watch it

And I love ur post,,,
^_^

Mondo said...

I've seen the first few minutes - I really should watch the entire film.

Love the phone we used to have one in cream.

beckyxoxo said...

seems like a good movie ! have to check it . haha . oh and another great etsy finds ! :D

Cafe Fashionista said...

The stills and your set have completely piqued my interest. I love old black and white films - especially horror ones. Perhaps renting this to watch on Halloween would be a good idea. :)

Stéphanie said...

So fabulous post ! I love Catherine Deneuve !

The Haute-Shopper said...

I haven't seen that Polanski movie in ages... you're inspired me to rewatch it! And love your Etsy finds... that pastel chiffon number is gorgeous!

abril en paris said...

Catherine Deneuve y Polanski ¡ menuda
combinación ! Ella fria y él un maestro del suspense.Lindos los objetos.
Rosemary'baby
sobrecogedora y la cancioncilla pone
los pelos de punta.
Un besote

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Diana said...

Love this! you don't just bring us a review of this, you invite us to almost be a part of it. I'm such a sucker for old horror films and this looks so chic at the same time.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Repulsion is a great flick. Catherine Deneuve is so great in this role. Your Repulsion etsy finds are amazing! You've really captured the feel of the movie.

I just remembered that you asked me in a comment last week what horror movies I had been watching. I watched "Drag me to Hell" the same weekend that you did, plus "The Signal" (pretty good, has an indie feel), then "The Woods" (erie, not too much gore), and Zombieland (so funny!).

Certain Creatures said...

Dear Gabbi!
I've never seen this film! I like watching scary movies so i'll definitely keep this one in mind when i'm in the gettingscary mood ;)
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I'm soooo happy it arrived!
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a big hug and happy sunday
Francesca

Hey Harriet said...

A very disturbing film and difficult to watch. That's partly what makes a great film though! And Polanski is a master filmmaker! While I'm glad I've seen Repulsion I don't think I'm up to sitting through it again!

Great related finds!

Rebecca said...

Ooh, I've never heard of this one, but it sounds great!! I think my Halloween plans mostly involve watching scary movies all day... :)

Maddie said...

ooh sounds chilling! i'll keep my eye out for it :)

Down and Out Chic said...

the horror within is the worst kind, no? how do you escape yourself?
lovely post and your picks are very appropriate too. i really like that peach tank.

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