Cape Fear

Summer scares in today's movie - Cape Fear (1962) starring Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck and Polly Bergen.

This is one of the first non-musical old movies I ever watched. 

And it's very good! 

But the remake (directed by Martin Scorsese in 1991) is actually one of my favorite scary movies ever... and this doesn't beat it. Robert Mitchum is great (and quite scary), but there's nothing more fearsome than Robert DeNiro in the remake. I think that Max Cady is one of his best roles ever. Plus, the remake is just scarier all around, atmosphere-wise.

Also - the theme of the movie is awesome (and if it ever suddenly started playing in my room in the middle of the night, I would be horrified and very certain that murder was coming). 
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