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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Double Take: Best Evil Twins!

Hey, don't get the wrong idea, some of our favorite people are twins! Mary-Kate and Ashley, Ronnie and Reggie, Chang and Eng, Thing One and Thing Two.  We aren't saying twins are creepy....wait, that's exactly what we're saying.

5.  The Other
Oh boy.  If you haven't seen this little gem of a movie, you should consider tracking it down.  It's the story of two darling little blond boys, Niles and Holland, who seem to attract trouble. Also, death.  They attract death.  People seem to die in horrific ways with these two little knuckleheads around. But here's the question.... which twin is evil? This is based on an excellent book by the same name, written by Thomas Tryon.  If you like reading, and scary twins, the book is even creepier than the movie.  (Also check out Thomas Tryon's novel Harvest Home.... what a sick fuck!)  The Other is on DVD and you can buy it here, but so far it is not available streaming.

4. Home Movie
This is a "found footage" film, shot as a series of home movies (natch).  These twins are not identical... but that's ok.  They couldn't be creepier if they were.  Story goes like this: overly eager and slightly dorky pastor and his child psychologist wife move to a remote house (of course) with their boy and girl twins, who appear to be about 10 years old.  The twins become more morose and bizarre, eventually ceasing to speak at all to their parents... they basically only communicate with each other.  And frankly, they are probably really, really, annoyed by all the home movies their dad keeps taking.  It's enough to drive anyone insane.....

3. Basket Case
Ah, Basket Case.  It's a classic, and you know what they say... the classics are classics for a reason.  And that reason is lots of gore and low-budget special effects.  This is the age old tale of a guy who carries his (now detached) conjoined, homicidal, grotesquely deformed twin around in a basket.  Shenanigans ensue!

2. Dead Ringers
Oh Cronenberg, my Cronenberg.  I love everything that sick, sick man has done.  Dead Ringers is a fun little yarn about twin gynecologists, Beverly and Eliot (played by Jeremy Irons and .... Jeremy Irons, duh).  One is quite the ladies man, the other is more reserved and tends to end up his brother's conquests... unbeknownst to them.  Already creepy, am I right ladies?? But it gets the phrases "uterus mutation" and "custom speculum" strike terror in your heart?
1. Army of Darkness
Ok, it's not really a whole movie about evil twins.... but Bad Ash has to count for something, right? If you have not seen this movie, well, first you should kick yourself in the ass.  I mean, come on.  Then watch Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness in an amazing triple feature.  Watch it with your favorite twins and double the scare-factor!
That's all for now, my petrifying pals! Did I leave out your favorite? And for all you twins out there....I know ONE of you is evil, and I dig it.

xoxo, Creepy Carrie

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