When a mysterious new lodger (Novello) moves into the London home of the Bunting family, his odd behaviour and secrecy marks him out as a strange fish. Could he be the feared 'Avenger', responsible for the nighttime murders of blonde women?
With a newly commissioned Nitin Sawhney score, Hitchcock’s adaptation of Marie Belloc Lowndes’ Jack The Ripper-inspired novel owes much to German Expressionism and the sense of mischief that would become Hitch’s trademark. Flawed, but fascinating.
Sawhney's score brings contemporary melodies to Hitch's silent delight.