"His [Roman Polanski] greatest and certainly the three most frightening films are known as the “apartment trilogy,” as each film is contained in, or centers around an apartment. Polanski masterfully plays upon our fears of small confined spaces, as well as our intrinsic fear of the unknown. The only way back from the hellish nightmares Polanski presents us with is through the dark recesses of our own minds.
Repulsion, released in 1965, plays most fully upon our fear of ourselves. Rosemary’s Baby is his best known of the three, and a perfect blend fears — our fear of others, our fear of ourselves, and our fear of the unknown.The final entry in the apartment trilogy, The Tenant from 1976, plays most dramatically on our fears of others.”
- Amanda May Meyncke on Roman Polanski’s ‘The Apartment Trilogy’