The Scary of Sixty-First

critic Reviews

, 75% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Christian BlauveltindieWire
    In "The Scary of Sixty-First," Nekrasova takes us on one that's thrilling and unforgettable. Where will she take us next?
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    David RobbSlant Magazine
    In a way, the film feels like a true heir to the petulant, low-budget horror cinema of the '70s and '80s.
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    Jourdain SearlesHollywood Reporter
    A shallow provocation.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    There can be a fine line between a good idea and a terrible one followed through with utter conviction, and it's along said line that "The Scary of Sixty-First" dances with heedless, wicked abandon.
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    Leila LatifLittle White Lies
    There are films that are bad. There are films that are so bad they're good. Then there are films like The Scary of Sixty-First which, in their ill-conceived irony, breeze straight past 'so-bad-it's-good' to previously unmined depths of repugnance.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    Nekrasova is no fool, and The Scary of Sixty-First does exactly what horror does best: it gives us a way of speaking about the very real nightmares of the world we live in when we struggle to find the words.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Drifting through the angst-ridden conversations of a classic New York drama before morphing into something more like giallo, the film makes a positive asset of its low production values, which give it a sense of freshness and urgency.
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    Peter SobczynskiThe Spool
    Funny, stylish, gruesome and always unnerving, this is a real keeper, the announcement of a major new talent in the horror filmmaking field.
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    Jessa CrispinAnother Gaze
    It's not scary and it's not funny; it's just a thing that is happening on the screen...we can only hope that whatever Nekrasova decides to do next, she does it with something other than a bored smirk.
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    James KleinmannThe Queer Review
    With committed performances from its talented cast, The Scary of Sixty-First is a suitably uncomfortable satirical QAnon-theory-fuellled psychosexual horror that's likely to spark some lively conversations.
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