Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Terrifying Tuesdays: Time Travel Double Feature

Image at left from Font Meme.
Image at right from Sort It! Apps.

For the month of October I will be suggesting scary movie double features for your Halloween viewing pleasure!  Instead of recommending classics and lesser-known favorites from decades ago, I decided to focus on more recent movies this year, starting with a time travel theme.  My film choices for this week are "Frequency" (2000) and "Paycheck" (2003), which offer unique twists on a typical science fiction plot.

In the first movie, the aurora borealis interferes with radio waves in a way which makes communication with the past possible, leading to changes in the future for one man and his family.  In the second film, a man who makes a living dabbling with technology must find a way to stop the consequences of his own actions when he creates a way to see the future.  The time travel in both of these movies is not literal as no one physically travels to a different time period.  In both movies the characters discover a way to interact with the past or future, and it is the results of their actions which transcend time.

From Flick Minute.

Bonus classic: Watch the movie "The Time Machine" (1960) for a well-made, if dated, version of the classic H.G. Wells novel.

Gore Guide (0=none to 5=extreme): 0 for all three movies

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