Drive-In Double Features #2

  • Posted on: 25 August 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

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Drive-In Double Features #2


It’s time to grab a soda, a tub of fresh popped, hot buttered popcorn, maybe a hamburger with all the fixings and fire up a double feature and keep the spirit of the drive-in alive. (There is no “double feature” option on Hoopla. You will just be selecting two films, one after the other. These are some suggestions for your viewing enjoyment.)


A Long Night of Comedic Bad Behavior

Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It (2014) & The Slammin’ Salmon (2009)

First up, Julian, Ricky and Bubbles face down the scariest situation they’ve ever had to deal with, the ruination of their business from the legalization of marijuana (!) in the irreverent comedy Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It. Then, the Broken Lizard comedy team (Super Troopers, Beerfest) invade the competitive world of waiting tables in a high end restaurant in The Slammin’ Salmon.


Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It  The Slammin' Salmon


Art House Theater-A-Thon

Cinema Paradiso (1988) & Existenz (1999)

Cinema Paradiso takes us on a journey into film, as a young man who loves the movies, embarks on a lifelong adventure and friendship with a cinema projectionist. Existenz is a sci-fi action thriller that centers on a designer of virtual reality tech that is attacked in both the real and fantasy worlds she creates, from visionary Canadian director David Cronenberg.


Cinema Paradiso  Existenz


Zombie Jamboree!

Return of the Living Dead (1985) and Brain Dead (2007)

We kick into high gear with the raucous Return of the Living Dead, learning that the events depicted in George Romero’s classic zombie flick Night of the Living Dead were based on a true story! Those zombies on which Romero based his first film were encased in canisters that made their way to the basement of a medical supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky. Now the dead are back from the grave to misbehave. Mix in punk rockers partying in a graveyard, bumbling warehouse workers and a mad mortician for a night of non-stop laughs and terror. Written and directed by Dan O’Bannon, the man behind the original Alien.  Brain Dead is a great follow-up feature as six young people spend the weekend in a cabin only to have to deal with extraterrestrial zomboids. It is gross, disgusting and very funny, with more than one, “Did I just see what I think I saw?” moments.


The Return of the Living Dead Brain Dead


Wild, Wild Western Round-Up

Six Gun Savior (2016) & West of Hell (2018)

After a deal with the Devil goes south, Lane McCrae hits the old vengeance trail in Six Gun Savior. Then, in West of Hell, three weary travelers board a midnight train to Atlanta and fight a sinister evil to survive the night. With Tony Todd, who starred in the original Candyman.

Six Gun Savior  West of Hell 


Creatures Features Run Amuck!

Planet of the Sharks (2016) & Alligator X (2010)

In the not-so-distant-future, melting ice caps result in a water-soaked planet dominated by Sharks in Planet of the Sharks. Things are no better for the residents of a Louisiana swamp area who have to deal with a prehistoric reptile in Alligator X.