Saturday on the blog means Saturday Double Feature, right? Remember, the basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before.. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.
So the BIG MOVIE OPENING this week is World War Z, the Mark Forster “adaptation” of Max Brooks hit novel which of course looks and feels absolutely nothing like its source material. Oh, yeah, and it stars some nobody named Brad Pitt:
Hmm… what to pair that up with? Well, why not go back to the start and take a look at what is at least claimed to be the first-ever zombie movie? From 1932, it’s Bela Lugosi in White Zombie:
Of course, the whole film is available and easy to find on YouTube, but it’s also available in an incredible restored version from the Kino Classics Line. So why should you pay for something you can watch for free? Well, just compare the trailer above to this:
So, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below, along with any ideas you might have for other pairings with World War Z or for other upcoming movies you’d like to see “double featured”. Consider it, if you will, your chance to challenge me to come up with an interesting pair.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!
- World War Z (2013) Review (adamscotttownley.wordpress.com)
- Books to Screen: World War Z movie release day! (booksinheaven.wordpress.com)
- White Zombie is the granddaddy of all zombie flicks (repeatingislands.com)