YMMV / Les Diaboliques

  • Adaptation Displacement: The original novel has largely been forgotten.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Does Michel actually love Nichole, or did he woo her because she was useful in getting rid of Christina?
  • Fridge Logic: You'd think there'd be easier ways to give someone with a heart condition a heart attack.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The wife dies of a heart attack at the end. Five years later, the person playing the role died the same way.
  • Les Yay: Hinted at in the 1955 film, explicit in the 1996 film.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Michel climbing out of the tub with white eyes is effective even now.
  • Paranoia Fuel
  • The Woobie: Poor Christina. She's married to an abusive asshole, seems to have no friends except her own husband's mistress, and has a heart condition which progressively worsens as the story unfolds (thanks to all the stress and paranoia she's put through). And then she gets murdered by said husband and mistress, who have been working together against her the whole time.