Thursday, February 28, 2008

Diaboliques, Les ( 1955 ) - FRANCE




This is a classic horror thriller from France directed by Henri - Georges Clouzot . The film created a sensation on its original release. The film gained additional press when only five years after its release, VĂ©ra Clouzot died of a heart attack at age 47, similar to the way her character in the film died.

Regarding the story : The wife and mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub and dump the body in the school's filthy swimming pool... but when the pool is drained, the body has disappeared - and subsequent reported sightings of the headmaster slowly drive his 'killers' (and the audience) up the wall with almost unbearable suspense...

This film was #49 on Bravo's 100 most scariest moments .

"Les Diaboliques" has one of the best plots you will ever find in any mystery or suspense thriller. The excellent directing, acting, and writing combine with the story itself to make it a memorable experience.
Even if you do not normally watch black-and-white films or foreign movies (this is in French), if you enjoy thrillers, watch "Les Diaboliques" as soon as you have the chance.
Great suspense horror thriller to watch for .

IMDB Info :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046911/

1 comment:

Curruption said...

This was a great horror movies collection... i love horror movies. Thanks for the recommendtaion.