A while back, I ranked my Top Directors of All Time. This list digs even further, looking at my favorite directors in one of my favorite genres: horror! (NOTE: Want a more appropriate list of Halloween films for kids? Click here!
His proclivities and perversions notwithstanding, the man has made some of the best psychological thrillers, mysteries and even comedies of any filmmaker alive. I can think of no one else whose films reflect such a deeply nuanced comprehension of paranoia and claustrophobia, whose work resonates with such an immediate understanding of the mechanics of human fear. His Repulsion ranks as one of the most viscerally unsettling movies I have ever seen, and it features almost no dialogue, only one central performance, and not even a whole lot of actual incident or action.
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