Who wants to wait until the 31st to wallow in Halloween indulgences and scary movies?! Home Projectionist doesn’t! And so we’ll have pairings of 31 Frights and 31 Bites every one of October’s 31 nights: a scary, snack size movie “trick”, and a delicious “treat” to go along with it.
Trick & Treat for October 4th:
SISTERS (1973; Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt; directed by Brian DePalma) Twix: Is it a cookie, or is it a candy bar? Where does Danielle end, and Dominque begin? These are the questions. Separated, but living together, Siamese twins Danielle and Dominque appear to have a very troubled relationship. Dominique is very unhappy, to say the least, when her sister brings Emil, a male acquaintance, home to their Staten Island apartment. When a neighboring, ambitious young journalist (Jennifer Salt) eyes the sisterly spat from her rear window, she senses a story, becomes inquisitive, and subsequently gets much, much more than she bargained for. This terrifying thriller–one of DePalma’s earliest and best, and with a chilling score by Bernard Herrmann–will probably bring to mind Hitchcock’s PSYCHO and REAR WINDOW. “What the Devil hath joined together, let no man cut asunder.” Think about that during this movie, and when you’re ready to devour that Twix.