Horror at Sundance: "Double Take"

First the bad news. "Double Take" is not the eagerly awaited remake of the 2001 Eddie Griffin/7-Up Yours Guy buddy comedy classic. Guess we'll have to keep writing those letters. What it is, is... I have no clue. There is a ton of promotional material for "Double Take" on YouTube and I still can't make heads or tails out of any of it. All I know is I am intrigued by this movie and I want to subscribe to its newsletter. It has something to do with Alfred Hitchcock, or maybe an Alfred Hitchcock lookalike, possibly both and they might be trying to kill each other. It also seems to extensively use vintage found footage from the 50s and 60s. Whatever this is, it looks like a brain-melting tribute to the Master of Suspense with a healthy dose of cinematic mischievousness of which Hitch himself probably would have fully approved.

John Shelton

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Born and raised in the back of a video store, Shelton went beyond the hills and crossed the seven seas as BGH's foreign correspondent before settling into a tenure hosting Sophisticult Cinema. He enjoys the finer things in life, including but not limited to breakfast tacos, vintage paperbacks and retired racing greyhounds.

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