Seeing Double is the new Scene-Stealers series that celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies.
Each week we look for a more perfect cinematic union as we view and discuss a pair of movies chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or new, obscure or well known, celebrated or reviled. The only rules are that we must justify the pairing up front, and all titles have to be readily viewable at home, as determined by their availability to rent or stream through the most popular home video websites.
This week contributor George Hickman looks at two 80s flicks that feature infamous twist endings and are a part of the somewhat reviled calendar-based subset of the slasher genre, a trend responsible for the most formulaic films in a particularly formula-dependent genre. Read about “April Fool’s Day” and “Happy Birthday to Me” now.