Reviews of Cape Fear (1962) and related work
- Remake: Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear (1962)
‣ Cape Fear (1991)
Seen in 2014.
Skillfully directed, but the choice to make a supervillain out of Cady (“more than human” and a hypocrite) damages credibility to the point that it is ultimately counterproductive to the emotional effect. I assume this was intentional: an homage to Alfred Hitchcock and his ilk, perhaps.