Sometimes some of the most frightful and dreadful stories happen in real life. We’ve seen it with such things as the riots in cities, the war in Ukraine, and the Jeffrey Epstein crimes. The latest film, THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST (2022), takes the former and builds a tale around a horrific crime that shocked not only a city but the world.
Noelle (Madeline Quinn) and Addie (Betsey Brown) find a new apartment in Manhattan that would be convenient for both their work and social life. When a mysterious woman (Dasha Nekrasova) appears, she tells Noelle how her new residence was a sex dungeon for some of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims. While the woman and Noelle research the property, Addie begins to behave oddly until finally the three young women must face a possibly dark presence besides the apartments dark history.
The movie stars two of the film makers. Dasha Nekrasova directs the movie while co-writing it with Madeline Quinn. Released on VOD through Shudder, the film originally played at festivals where it won some awards. The Dark Discussions co-hosts take a look at this independent film and give their thoughts.