Watch out for the neematoads!
March has seen quite a bit of whiplash in the Horror fags, tonally speaking. After starting the month with our first parody on Scary Movie 2, last week we looked for some comforting terror with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Now we are setting our academic limits to discuss Henri-Georges Clouzot1955 Suspense Masterpiece: Diabolique!
In Diabolique, the cruel and abusive director of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle (Paul meurisse), becomes the target of an assassination plot hatched by an unlikely duo: his docile wife (Véra Clouzot) and the mistress he blatantly flaunts (Simone Signoret). The women gatheredThere, out of their mutual hatred of the man, they accomplish the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of strange events after Michel’s corpse mysteriously disappears.
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Episode 117 Diabolique (1955)
Take off your oversized contact lenses because we’re talking about Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 seminal cooler Diabolique! Joining us for the conversation are Jazz & Kat from Girl, that’s scary! Podcast!
Join us as we praise this horror movie / revenge drama / ghost story / queer-ish love story and praise one of its co-stars (the wonderful Simone Signoret), as we question “Heart Attack’s acting skills. Girl “, also known as Mrs. Véra Clouzot (in a role assigned to her by her husband: the screenwriter / director of the film).
Throughout the episode, we will compare Christina to Julie James, plan a movie night with Diabolique, Tied, Wild things other Thelma and Louise and (of course) talk about that incredible twist ending.
Plus: neematoads, slapping kids, gaslighting, ghost suits, and a 1996 remake with Sharon Stone (spoiler alert: it’s pretty cool!).
Cross out Diabolique!
Coming Wednesday: Take off your school uniform because we traveled to the year 2000 to study homoeroticism between Paul Walker and Joshua Jackson in Skulls!
– Joe and Trace
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