Les diaboliques (1955)
Release Date: 29 January 1955 (France)
Run time: 116 min
Genres: Drama , Horror , Thriller
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac
Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
Trivia: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
The wife and mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub and dump the body in the school's filthy swimming pool... but when the pool is drained, the body has disappeared - and subsequent reported sightings of the headmaster slowly drive his 'killers' (and the audience) up the wall with almost unbearable suspense...