Can you believe this is the 4th year of 31 Days of Halloween? This year I am taking the reins with some help from Susan Harris. Things might look a little different but I guarantee one thing - Lots of "different" Halloween options!
Day 14 - Dead Ringers (1988)
Melanie Says -
So today's movie might be slightly familiar to those that have been around for a while, as I did cover it for my first ever Forgotten Feature Friday back in 2021. I have even included the YouTube video for that along with the trailer.
Dead Ringers is a very dark David Cronenberg movie that stars Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists whole literally share everything, including some disturbing obsessions. I was expecting to see this popping up a bit more as Amazon recently did a remake as a series with a gender bend twist (which I will be honest, I haven't watched, although it is floating around on a to watch at some point list), but I don't think anyone could compare to Jeremy's portrayal of the twins.
As I mention in my forgotten feature segment, this movie features some amazing filming techniques that add so much to the performance. It is almost impossible to tell that it is one person playing the 2 parts, which considering this was 1988, was amazing. The only other time I have been as impressed is when the "twins" were in the TV show The Following. That was spectacularly done too.
With such an unusual topic for a horror movie, and adding in the fact that it was at least based in part on a true story, if you can handle medical type horror, you should definitely check this out.
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Have you seen it? What did you think? Will you be watching it?
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