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Episode 50: Les Diaboliques (1955) Vs. Diabolique (1996)



In this episode, we are back to pit an original against its remake! We will be looking at Les Diaboliques from 1955 and its contemporary remake from 1996, Diabolique. How will they compare? Which one will come out on top?


We also have a special guest spotlight on author Henry Corrigan to provide insight on toxic masculinity in these two films.


Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…


Intro/Outro Music: Robeast by Dance with the Dead

Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk

Editing work by: Jessica


LINKS TO PODCAST APPS/WHERE CAN LISTEN:



THE SPINSTER’S LIBRARY


Stephanie Bastek, Isabel Lockhart Smith and Kerstin Rosero “Queer Horror: Unearthing Sexual Difference in Les Diabolques” Film Matters Winter 2011


Classiq.me “Les Diaboliques: Stripes and Polka Dots”


Stephanie Cole “Les Diaboliques - A Bleak Masterwork of Suspense” Sept 2019



Tim Dirks “Greatest Film Scenes and Moments - Les Diaboliques”


Finn Odum “The Other Clouzot” Vera Clouzot’s Impact on Les Diaboliques” Perisphere.org, March 2022


Ophelia Van Wijmeersch “Strippers, Lesbians and Witches: The Femme Fatale and the Female Gaze in Feminist Cinema” Ghent University, 2020.


The Cultural Gutter, “Sometimes the Femme Fatale Wins” May 2021


JR Thorpe, “The Deadly, Sexy History of the Femme Fatale”, Bustle.com, November 2015.


Regis Schlagdenhauffen, “Queer Life in Europe during the Second World War”, HAL Open Science, 2019.


Haden Guest and Josh Siegel “The Complete Henri Georges Clouzot” Harvard Film Archive, 2011


Harvard University School of Law, “The 1990s, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and DOMA”


Caitlin Donohue, “When Queer Nation “Bashed Back” Against Homophobia with Street Patrols and Glitter” KQED, July 2019


Garance Franke - Rute “ How America Got Past the Anti-Gay Politics of the 90s” The Atlantic, April 2013


Jordan Crucchiola, “55 Essential Queer Horror Films” Vulture.com June 2018


Sergio Del Amo, “Killer Lesbians and Bisexuals: How cinema had promoted a misogynistic and homophobic archetype” El Pais. November 2022.


John Kenneth Muir, “Don’t Tell Them What You Saw: Les Diaboliques (1955) vs. Diabolique (1996). September 2009



NEXT MONTH’S EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Next month we are talking about some new and mainstream releases by a favorite director of ours: Ti West and his films PEARL (2022) and X (2022)! We will discuss sex, aging, elder horror and so much more.


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