Frenzy (1972, United Kingdom)

police investigationpsychological thrillerserial killer

Frenzy  1972 mystery movie

Running time: 115 minutes

Language: English

When another woman is found dead in Thames strangled with a necktie police finally finds a suspects. Richard Ian Blaney works in a bar, but after he is sacked he seeks help from his ex-wife and later spends the night in the Salvation Army dormitory. When the next day his wife is found dead Blaney becomes the prime suspect.

Alfred Hitchcock’s movie about the serial killer investigation that keeps returning to the same suspect. Contrary to other Hitchcock movies it has completely different style of narration, which in some way was a bit of let-down. Overall it is quite enjoyable crime movie, but lacks the elements of mystery.

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Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

6 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5


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Creators of Frenzy

Alfred Hitchcock films

Alfred Hitchcock


Arthur La Bern films


Anthony Shaffer films


Cast of Frenzy

Jon Finch films

Jon Finch

as Richard Ian Blaney

Alec McCowen films

Alec McCowen

as Chief Inspector Oxford

Barry Foster films

Barry Foster

as Robert Rusk

Anna Massey films

Anna Massey

as Babs Milligan

Barbara Leigh-Hunt films

Barbara Leigh-Hunt

as Brenda Margaret Blaney

Bernard Cribbins films

Bernard Cribbins

as Felix Forsythe

Michael Bates films

Michael Bates

as Sergeant Spearman

Clive Swift films

Clive Swift

as Johnny Porter