Join us as we wander out too far and get lost in the desert with this week’s horror double feature: “Zzyzx” and “Horror in the High Desert”.
This double feature is all about deceptive appearances, mysterious disappearances, and the cruel and beautiful landscape that serves as their backdrop. It’s desert horror, ghouls, and we’re talking about the subtly supernatural thriller Zzyzx (2006) and mockumentary style found footage film, Horror in the High Desert (2021).
Zzyzx is a 2006 thriller film produced and directed by Richard Halpern. It is set in the Mojave Desert and Las Vegas. Horror in the High Desert is a 2021 American film written, produced, and directed by Dutch Marich, in the pseudo-documentary format, and featuring found footage elements about the mysterious disappearance of a hiker in the High Desert region of Nevada.
Zzyzx (aka Burned) Synopsis:
Zzyzx, the road, may lead to nowhere, but three people find themselves baking in a desert of murder, mystery, manipulation, and greed when the legendary road becomes the place where their destinies collide.
Horror in the High Desert Synopsis:
In July 2017, an experienced outdoor enthusiast vanished in Northern Nevada while on an outdoor excursion. After an extensive search, he was never located. On the three-year anniversary of his disappearance, friends and loved ones recall the events leading up to his vanishing, and for the first time, speak about the horrifying conclusion of his fate.
We kept this one spoiler-light, but not free, so we recommend you give these a watch if you want to be surprised. You can find both of these movies for free on Tubi.
Movies Discussed: Zzyzx (2006), Horror in the High Desert (2021)
Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder are not (your) final girls. Join us for biweekly & very charming chats about horror movies!
Candace and Ariel decided to divide and conquer at the theater to bring you a Very Special Mother's Day Episode: Ariel watched the latest in an iconic horror franchise EVIL DEAD RISE and Candace checked out the much-anticipated new Ari Aster flick BEAU IS AFRAID. In an unhinged move we bring you an entirely different format in which we give spoiler-free reviews to each other of these two movies and SOMEHOW still come up with why they might be a good double feature (hint: it's bad mommies and mommy issues).
Note- for those interested in watching BEAU, potential content warning for parental abuse.
Have you seen either of these films? What did you think of them? Let us know and tell us what we should be watching next!
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