Domestic Horror: Claustrophobic Films Set Inside Apartments

Next Friday at Anthology Film Archives, David Cronenberg’s Shivers is playing — a spiritual companion to J.G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise, which director Ben Wheatley adapted for the big screen. The film will see a limited release next Friday as well. With Ballard’s maniacal microcosm on the brain, we look back at other movies set inside the claustrophobic confines of an apartment building. These spaces of domestic horror bring to life the troubled minds of the movies’ players and make us thankful for neighbors who merely play their music too loud.