May 11, 2020 | haink
We're living in strange and scary times, so it may seem counterintuitive to seemingly amplify your fears by watching a horror movie. For many people, though, horror is a safe, fun and cathartic release from the anxieties that are plaguing them. Horror stories can also be escapist thrill rides that recharge a person's internal batteries, or powerful and often humorous metaphors for examining the problems in the world. With your hoopla digital account, you'll find a diverse collection of scary movies to satisfy any kind of horror craving. Why not relieve some anxiety and have a little fun with these thematic horror double features?
Horror and comedy go together like chocolate and peanut butter. So, if you're looking for both scares and a laugh, try this pairing. In Satanic Panic, a pizza delivery girl must contend with rude customers, ridiculous situations, and the darkest of magic after she accidentally uncovers a secret, suburban, satanic cult, Killer Klowns is a goofy, self aware, horror comedy about the night a band of interstellar, homicidal, harlequins invades a small town.
If you're looking for horror films that will transport you to another time and place, this is the combination for you. The Head Hunter is a chilling, fantasy-horror movie that follows a medieval monster hunter as he stalks the creatures that murdered his daughter. Black Death is an unsettling folk-horror film that takes viewers back to plague-ridden medieval England where they'll accompany a monk and band of knights on a journey to a mysterious village that has not been ravaged by the titular disease.
These days, we're all feeling a bit trapped. If you're looking for some creepy films to help you deal with that, try this double feature. Last Shift details a rookie police officer's horrific first night on duty at a decommissioned and very haunted police station. House of the Devil is a '70s throwback style film about a desperate college student who takes an overnight babysitting job that turns into a fight for survival against unspeakable evil.
Nicholas Cage's signature, over the top, acting style has won him a number of followers. If you're a fan of Cage's acting "rage," these two films are for you. Mandy is a surreal, fever dream take on the '80s style revenge movie where Cage plays a man out ot take down the cult that murdered his girlfriend. Color Out of Space is an artful adaptation of a classic H. P. Lovecraft tale where Cage portrays a man who must contend with a formless alien entity that crash lands on his front lawn and then starts to infect his family and farm with strange mutations.