Monday, March 13, 2017

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Another bundle of Films and Filming, the 60s and 70s magazine that looked at cinema with a decidedly homoerotic eye arrived in my study today.  As ever they yield up interesting films that one has never heard of before and these three pages of the July 1975 issue highlight a film called "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud", a supernatural thriller in which the title character has recurring nightmares, including of watching himself being murdered by a woman in a boat; he is swimming naked in a lake at night and as he attempts to get back in the boat she kills him by whacking him round the head with the oar. This opening scene pans out into a search for the place where this and other things from his nightmares happens. The wiki page has a pretty good synopsis and, if you like the sound (or look) of it, despite the fairly unenthusiastic reviews, you can watch the whole thing at the moment on Youtube. A David Fincher remake was announced in 2009 but that seems quite a while ago now!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Professional "reviewers and critics" hated the film, but everyone else found it excellent entertainment! I, for one, don't care much for horror--but this film does it quite well without hands popping out of mattresses, etc. Best seen on the big screen, but it's had copyright problems and no proper digital print was ever made, so you must go with YOUtube or best: the VHS print on your old VCR! Recommended!

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