The Scary of Sixty-First

  • Director Dasha Nekrasova
  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Running time 81 minutes
  • Year 2021

While apartment hunting, college pals Noelle and Addie stumble upon the deal of a lifetime: a duplex on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But soon after moving in, a more sinister picture of the apartment emerges when a mysterious woman arrives and claims the property used to belong to the infamous and recently-deceased Jeffrey Epstein.

Noelle plunges deeper into the conspiracies of the Epstein case with this new visitor, while Addie falls into her own bizarre state. As they peel back on these strange occurrences, the truth reveals itself to be more twisted than they could have ever imagined.

One of the more controversial films in this year’s programme, The Scary of Sixty-First is likely to divide opinion. A camp and arguably tasteless account of modern-day collective trauma which presents itself with detached millennial cool, the film wears its cinematic influences on its sleeve.

Please note that The Scary of Sixty-First contains themes that some people may find distressing.