Kontroll

A hooded serial killer stalks the Budapest subway while Bulcsu (the appealingly disheveled Sandor Csanyi) and four other ticket inspectors — they're called Kontroll — try to stop the next victim from being pushed in front of a train. Shooting in the underground, lit by an eerie fluorescent glow, first-time writer-director Nimrod Antal spices the suspense with laughs and sex — Bulcsu drools for a hottie (Eszter Balla) in a bear suit — but it's the whooshing terror that fries your nerves to a frazzle. Antal's control never falters.

From The Archives Issue 408: November 10, 1983