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Directed by Brian De Palma • 1984 • United States
Starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry
Brian DePalma weaves a sleekly stylish tale of seduction, mystery, and murder in the Hitchcock tradition. Jake Scully (Craig Wasson), an unemployed actor, is asked to house-sit a luxurious apartment in the Hollywood Hills. As a bonus, the home offers Jake a telescopic peek into the bedroom of Gloria Revelle (Deborah Shelton), who performs a tantalizing striptease every night. When Jake discovers that another man is also spying on Gloria, his interest flares into obsession. Soon a grisly murder leads him into the world of X-rated film, where porn queen Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) may hold the key to the crime.