A Horror Movie Classic is shocking Netflix subscribers for its gory scenes and extreme familiarity with iconic horror flicks.
Before it was even released, A Classic Horror Movie was promised as one of the most disturbing titles in the Netflix catalog. Unfortunately, the idea didn’t materialize. We explain more about this in our review of the project directed by Robert De Feo and Paolo Strippoli. Even so, the film has numerous very gory scenes and references to horror movie classics.
In the plot, a group of tourists have an accident on the road. When they wake up, they are in the middle of a seemingly dead end forest. To make matters worse, they discover that the site is home to a satanic sect that carries out ritualistic murders. Now they must race against time to escape death. The concept is very familiar, right?
That’s because the production really pays homage to numerous iconic works of the genre. Among them are Midsommar and The Chainsaw Massacre. Come to understand more about this subject that is causing a lot of talk:
*Please note, the following text may contain minor spoilers from A Classic Horror Movie!
Of all movies referenced in A Classic Horror Movie, midsommar it is the one with the greatest presence. That’s because the banquet scene with Elisa (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) is practically a frame-by-frame recreation of the iconic Dani (Florence Pugh) scene in Ari Aster’s feature. Even Netflix commented on the similarities on Twitter. Check out:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The plot of the family from the interior that tortures unsuspecting visitors sounds similar, right? That’s because the idea was initially introduced in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Even the scene in which Sofia (Yuliia Sobol) knocks on the door of the macabre house next to Elisa recalls the moment when the youngsters from the Tobe Hooper classic visit Leatherface’s residence for the first time. Definitely a nod to seventies production.
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The Straw Man
The moment when Sofia (Yulia) and Riccardo (Peppino Mazzotta) are sacrificed to the satanic cult is remarkably similar to Howie’s murder in The Straw Man (1974). That’s because the sect in Robin Hardy’s classic even builds a macabre statue to carry out the ritualistic killings.
In A Classic Horror Film, a large thatched structure is also built to kill tourists. However, there is a gory detail: they use the victims’ eyes, ears and tongues to compose the monument.
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the blair witch
In addition to references to found-footage that occur when Fabrizio (Francesco Russo) records the trip to Southern Italy, the group of tourists are also trapped in a dead end forest, as if they were frozen in a certain space-time. All of these concepts are excellently presented in Blair’s Witch (1999), one of the best mockumentaries of all time. It is worth remembering that both productions portray the characters finding some very sinister objects in the middle of the forest.
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Panic in the forest
Panico na Floresta accompanies a group of young people who travel the wrong road, and end up facing a family of cannibals that chases them around. And in A Classic Horror Film, tourists go through exactly this situation, as they are traveling in an area where several disappearances have been reported. Of course, they also end up encountering a gang of bloodthirsty psychopaths.
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