Saturday again already? Then I guess it’s time for another Double Feature. Once again the basic idea is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before for a Saturday Double Feature. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.
This week’s new movie is Stoker. First off. let me simply say that I absolutely love this movie, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to find a venue where it’s playing and check it out. And this is even more true if you’re a fan of Hitchcock, who is an obvious influence on the film. Here. go ahead and take a look at the trailer:
Okay, so yeah, I considered a number of other options, but in the end there really is only one way to go with this one. It’s been cited by the film makers as an influence, and the parallels are obvious. So today’s companion piece has to be Hitchcok’s 1943 great, Shadow of a Doubt
So what do you think? Is there another movie you’d like to see paired with Stoker? If so, let me know. And of course don’t forget to pass along any ideas about other new releases that you’d like to see paired up with something from the past. Just hit that comment button below. I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!
- EXCLUSIVE: New Master Of Suspense Park Chan-Wook Talks ‘Stoker’ In Video And Q&A (movieline.com)
- Stoker, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Stoker director Park Chan-wook: ‘In knowing yourself, you can liberate yourself’ (guardian.co.uk)