History YMMV / Frenzy

9th May '18 2:59:05 PM Ezclee4050
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* {{Narm}}: The tongue sticking out. Apparently meant to accentuate the horror of the scene, but it just looks comical.

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* {{Narm}}: The tongue sticking out. Apparently meant to accentuate the horror of the scene, but it just looks comical. But given who the director was and the BlackComedy elsewhere in the film, this might be the IntendedAudienceReaction.
9th May '18 11:55:47 AM Ezclee4050
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** The scene where Blaney visits Rusk at the fruit market after losing his job at the pub. On first viewing, it's just some exposition about Blaney and his life. On rewatch, when you pay close attention to Rusk, he seems to be dropping hints about his intentions. He's the one who suggests Blaney goes to see his ex-wife, and he also says something about how beautiful Babs is. Rusk may have been planning his next murders and the framing of Blaney for a while.

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** The scene where Blaney visits Rusk at the fruit market after losing his job at the pub. On first viewing, it's just some exposition about Blaney and his life. On rewatch, when you pay close attention to Rusk, he seems to be dropping hints about his intentions. He's the one who suggests to Blaney goes to that he should see his ex-wife, and he also says something about how beautiful Babs is. Rusk may have been planning his next murders and the framing of Blaney for a while.
9th May '18 3:19:12 AM Ezclee4050
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* PoorMansSubstitute: Barry Foster is very reminiscent of Creator/MichaelCaine, who turned down the role of Rusk when Creator/AlfredHitchcock offered it to him.

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* PoorMansSubstitute: Barry Foster is very reminiscent of Creator/MichaelCaine, who turned down the role of Rusk when Creator/AlfredHitchcock offered it to him.him.
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** The scene where Blaney visits Rusk at the fruit market after losing his job at the pub. On first viewing, it's just some exposition about Blaney and his life. On rewatch, when you pay close attention to Rusk, he seems to be dropping hints about his intentions. He's the one who suggests Blaney goes to see his ex-wife, and he also says something about how beautiful Babs is. Rusk may have been planning his next murders and the framing of Blaney for a while.
** Since we don't really learn Rusk's last name until later in the film, on first viewing we don't catch the significance of Brenda calling him Mr. Robinson when he shows up at her office.
7th May '18 5:23:48 PM Ezclee4050
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* GeniusBonus: Not only does does someone comment "We haven't had a good, juicy series of sex murders since Christie", the basic storyline is almost identical to the [[Film/TenRillingtonPlace John Christie]] case: a FauxAffablyEvil SerialKiller successfully frames an acquaintance, but the police belatedly start investigating him.

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* GeniusBonus: Not only does does someone comment "We haven't had a good, juicy series of sex murders since Christie", [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Christie_(murderer) Christie]]", the basic storyline is almost identical to the [[Film/TenRillingtonPlace John Christie]] case: a FauxAffablyEvil SerialKiller successfully frames an acquaintance, but the police belatedly start investigating him.
7th May '18 5:09:31 PM Ezclee4050
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* GeniusBonus: Not only does does someone comment "We haven't had a good, juicy series of sex murders since Christie", the basic storyline is almost identical to the [[Film/TenRillingtonPlace John Christie]] case: a FauxAffablyEvil SerialKiller successfully frames an acquaintance, but the police belatedly start investigating him.
7th May '18 5:01:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* {{Narm}}: The tongue sticking out. Apparently meant to accentuate the horror of the scene, but it just looks comical.

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* {{Narm}}: The tongue sticking out. Apparently meant to accentuate the horror of the scene, but it just looks comical.comical.
* PoorMansSubstitute: Barry Foster is very reminiscent of Creator/MichaelCaine, who turned down the role of Rusk when Creator/AlfredHitchcock offered it to him.
19th Feb '18 2:11:45 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[SerialKiller Bob Rusk]] is one of the most deranged villains in an Creator/AlfredHitchcock film. Known as the "Necktie Murderer," Rusk is implied to rape his victims, before graphically strangling them to death with his tie. Rusk displays his violent compulsions multiple times, but even frames one of the only supposed friends he has for the murders with a dead woman's item, perfectly willing to let innocents take the fall for him.

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* CompleteMonster: [[SerialKiller Bob Rusk]] Rusk, despite his veneer as a [[FauxAffablyEvil kind-hearted, jovial, and upstanding citizen]] and good friend to [[AntiHero Richard Blaney]], is one of the most deranged villains in an Creator/AlfredHitchcock film. Known actuality a sexually sadistic psychopath who moonlights as the "Necktie Murderer," infamous "[[SerialKiller Necktie Murderer]]". Rusk is implied to rape rapes and then strangles his victims, female victims with his tie, proclaiming that "[[HeManWomanHater all women are the same]]" and denouncing them for not fulfilling his perverse urges. Revealing his true colors to Richard's ex-wife Brenda, Rusk [[RapeAsDrama forces himself on her]] before graphically violently strangling them her to death with his tie. death. Rusk displays his violent compulsions multiple times, but even frames one of later lures Richard's lover Barbara to her death, and uses the only supposed friends he has for the murders with a dead woman's item, perfectly willing clothes to let innocents take frame his old friend for the fall murders. When confronted by Richard and Chief Inspector Oxford, Rusk is in the process of disposing of the corpse of yet another victim. Completely bereft of compassion and remorse, Bob Rusk is only able to mask his true self with superficial charm, and deep down is an utterly callous and twisted individual who kills for him.his own pleasure.
14th Jul '17 7:06:31 PM Angeldeb82
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* JerkassWoobie: Richard Blaney, he's definitely a MeanBrit, but is WronglyAccused of being the Necktie Killer and lost the two women in his life who understood him, Brenda and Babs, to the real killer - his own friend Rusk.

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* JerkassWoobie: Richard Blaney, he's definitely a MeanBrit, TheMeanBrit, but is WronglyAccused of being the Necktie Killer and lost the two women in his life who understood him, Brenda and Babs, to the real killer - his own friend Rusk.
3rd Apr '16 11:12:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most viewers aren't even aware this film is based on a novel.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most viewers Many people aren't even aware this film is based on a novel.
3rd Apr '16 11:10:41 AM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most viewers aren't even aware this film is based on a novel.
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