Xavier and Mike are back with a review of The Rental (2020) by Dave Franco starring Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, and Sheila Vand. We talked about the quantity and quality of good movies released in July 2020 and here is one of the most talked about horror movies. Let’s see what the guys think about The Rental.
Also discussed is Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) by Frank De Felitta starring Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, and Larry Drake. This is a true cult classic originally released as a TV movie.
The Rental (2020)
Two couples rent a vacation home for what should be a celebratory weekend get-away.
Director: Dave Franco
Writers: Dave Franco (screenplay by), Joe Swanberg (screenplay by)
Stars: Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand
Release Date: 24 July 2020 (USA)
Opening Weekend USA: $420,871, 26 July 2020
Gross USA: $420,871
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $420,871
Runtime: 88 min
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.
Director: Frank De Felitta
Writers: J.D. Feigelson (teleplay), J.D. Feigelson (story)
Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Larry Drake
Dark Night of the Scarecrow was a television movie that was not very well known at the time, but has since become a cult classic and a film that is highly regarded among horror fans now. It was definitely an event for me growing up every time it came on the television and has a lot of nostalgic value.