The Scary of Sixty-First
A unique horror pastiche set to the Upper East Side, New York City.
Best friends Addie and Noelle move into a shockingly cheap apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. One day an unknown woman knocks on the door telling Noelle that her apartment used to belong to Jeffrey Epstein, and that he most likely used it to keep sex slaves locked up.
This very unusual horror comedy pulls you into a rabbit hole of conspiracies, stuffed with pastiches of paranoia thrillers. There are clear nods toward Eyes Wide Shut, combined with inspiration from 60s and 70s conspiracy thrillers, updated for the QANON times we are living in today. The film has satirical stabs in all directions and is never afraid to provoke.
Dasha Nekrasova is director, script writer and actor in The Scary of Sixty-First. For many she is known for the controversial podcast Red Scare, which she is the co-host of along with her friend Anna Khachiyan. In its fascination with conspiracy theories and uncompromising provocation the film can be seen as a continuation of the podcast project.
Dasha Nekrasova (b. 1991) was born in Belarus and grew up in the USA. She is known as an actor and co-host for the podcast Red Scare. As an actor she is most known for the HBO series Succession. The Scary of Sixty-First is her first film, and the film won the best debut film award at the Film Festival in Berlin in 2021.
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Original title The Scary of Sixty-First
Director Dasha Nekrasova
Screenplay Dasha Nekrasova, Madeline Quinn
Cinematography Hunter Zimny
Producer Adam Mitchell, Mark H. Rapaport
Cast Madeline Quinn, Betsey Brown, Dasha Nekrasova, Mark H. Rapaport
Production Company Carnegie Hill Entertainment, Kinematics, Spacemakers Productions
Distribution NonStop Entertainment
Genre Skrekk, Humour
Age limit 15