31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Diabolique’

“Diabolique” (1955) – It’s not a mystery that Christina Delassalle (Vera Clouzot) isn’t happy. She enjoys her job as a teacher and owner of Delassalle Boarding School, but Christina is married to a boorish jerk, Michel (Paul Meurisse).  He openly cheats with another teacher, Nicole (Simone Signoret), and when Michel actually spends time with Christina, he usually browbeats her. Michel, the school’s principal and former tennis star, also practices his backhands on Nicole’s and Christina’s faces with frequency as well.  So, when Nicole talks about murdering him, Christina – a…

31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Antichrist’

“Antichrist” (2009) – A couple (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) loses their son in a horrible accident, and they turn to grief, guilt, and condemnation as unfortunate coping mechanisms.  Director/writer Lars von Trier’s scathing, sickening story dives into the minds of two individuals who allow self-loathing and wrath to rise from the darkest corners of their imagination to the surface.  “Antichrist” is a visceral, shocking experience, and Dafoe and Gainsbourg fully commit to von Trier’s staggering vision.   Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: 2 Willem Dafoe stars in “Antichrist” (2009)…

31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Cat People’

“Cat People” (1982) – Director Paul Schrader (“Hardcore” (1979), “American Gigolo” (1980), “First Reformed” (2017)) isn’t one to shy away from cutting edge material, and here, he cuts his teeth into “Cat People”.   Cats may have nine lives, and Schrader resurrects the 1942 thriller for a second act, one that reflects 80s horror with graphic violence and sexual encounters. Irena (Nastassja Kinski), in her early 20s, travels to New Orleans.  Her brother Paul (Malcolm McDowell) meets her at the airport, and they haven’t seen each other in years, and he…