There’s no shortage of terrible, crappy neighbors in Hello Neighbor 2. Our latest obsession here at IndieGala. But over here at IndieGala’s blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the cinematic horrible neighbors as well.
Yes, we know that horrible neighbors are no fun in real life. But in a horror video game or a movie, they sure can be. And while we didn’t have the chance to write about 2018’s predecessor, we did tackle the subject of bad neighbors (albeit briefly) back in our Murder Mystery article. You can check it out here.
But before we get right to the main topic. A good reminder about what Hello Neighbor 2 is all about.
What’s Hello Neighbor 2 All About?
Developed by Eerie Guest, tinyBuild and published by tinyBuild, Hello Neighbor 2 is a family-friendly horror game. A game that invites you to the seemingly quiet town of Raven Brooks where everyone is hiding something. You are an investigative journalist in this game. And you’re looking to uncover the darkest secrets of your neighbors. Not to mention solving the case of Mr.Peterson. The infamous antagonist of Hello Neighbor 1.
The game feels like an investigative journalist simulator. So, sneak around and find out your neighbors’ secrets. You have an entire town as your playground. With plenty of houses and AI-driven residents to interact with.
Both of the games are available for purchase here at IndieGala.
You can purchase Hello Neighbor 1 here.
And you can purchase Hello Neighbor 2 with a special offer here.
What Are Some Of The Steam User Comment Saying About It?
* Well, persassypercy says:
-A super good story.
-Great cut scenes.
-Nice effects, models, and art style.
-Hello neighbor content!
* While AlexSkuczas simply writes: Amazing.
But, Which Movies Go Well With Hello Neighbor 2?
Well, flicks with terrible neighbors of course. There are quite a few of them, and not all of them are straight-up horror movies. Some of them have humor mixed in. And what about our picks? These 5 made the cut here.
We simply had to start on a lighter note with Neighbors. A 2014 comedy with Zac Ephron in one of the leading roles. But yeah. Neighbors (or in some countries Bad Neighbors) follows a couple who come into conflict with a fraternity that has recently moved in next door. Their complaints will soon lead them into an all-out war, and things will get ugly pretty fast. However, this is unlike your regular neighbor quarrel comedy. For one, it’s rated R. And secondly, Rose Byrne’s character is a co-conspirator with Rogen’s character. As opposed to having her on the sidelines. It’s very funny and you need to watch it. If you still haven’t.
Fun fact: Was originally titled Townies, but was changed to Neighbors.
Duplex is officially 20 years old. Wow. But yeah. The black comedy with s Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore in the lead roles is having a little anniversary this year. And they play professional New York couple Alex Rose and Nancy Kendrick in this movie. They’re also on a search for their dream home, but when they finally find it… They’ll also find out about the heavy price that they’ll have to pay for it. Things will escalate quickly and that makes for the majority of the humor in Duplex. Add to this the good comedic timing from Stiller and Barrymore and you have a decent black comedy. Directed by Danny DeVito no less.
Fun fact: The movie is one of the first major productions to film in New York City after 9/11.
American Beauty 1999
A true classic from the late 90s don’t you think? American Beauty is also one of the perfect directorial debuts ever. And it’s not only filled with social commentary, but also with some of the finest performances out there. Namely, Kevin Spacey and Anette Bening, who are magnificent here. But the thing is… You can find plenty of terrible neighbors here. All crammed up in one seemingly idyllic suburban neighborhood.
The movie has been the subject of many sociological analyses and plenty of interpretations too. But at the same time, it’s a must-watch movie for everyone.
Fun fact: Jake Gyllenhaal and Seth Green auditioned for the role of Ricky Fitts.
Arlington Road 1999
Another gem from 1999. But sadly that went unnoticed, precisely because of American Beauty. Jeff Bridges stars in this movie as a widowed college professor who suspects his neighbors are actually terrorists. And he subsequently becomes obsessed with exposing their terrorist plot. Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, and Hope Davis complete the cast. Arlington Road film is actually heavily inspired by the paranoid culture of the 1990s. Such as the right-wing militia movement, Ruby Ridge, the Waco siege and Oklahoma City Bombing. And if you like it, then you’re in luck. A TV adaptation is in the works.
Fun fact: This is the theatrical film debut of Spencer Treat Clark.
Last but certainly not least. Disturbia is in fact a neo-noir psychological thriller, but not for the faint of heart. And it has Shia LaBeouf in the lead role. He portrays a teenager who is placed on house arrest for assaulting his school teacher. So he begins to spy on his neighbors, and quickly suspects that one of them is a serial killer. Partially inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, the movie has David Morse, Sarah Roemer and Carrie-Anne Moss in the cast too. It’s tense, it’s exciting and it’s also a must-watch for every fan of the psychological thriller genre.
Fun fact: Filmed in the same house as Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005).
Hello Neighbor 2: What About Your Picks?
Which movie featuring crappy terrible neighbors is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know.