GenreHorror, Romance, Thriller Duration CountryUnited States
Release date1993 (1993) ScreenplayAvi Nesher, Donald P. Borchers CastDrew Barrymore (Holly Gooding), George Newbern (Patrick Highsmith), Leslie Hope (Elizabeth), Dennis Christopher (Doctor Heller), George Maharis (Mike Wallace), Peter Dobson (Rob) Similar moviesKnock Knock, Unlawful Entry, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Boy Next Door, The Canyons, Sliver
TaglineIn every good, there is evil. In Holly Gooding there is something worse. Much worse.
Drew barrymore stars in sleazy sex horror doppelganger 1993
Doppelganger (also known as Doppelganger: The Evil Within) is a 1993 American supernatural horror thriller film written and directed by Avi Nesher, starring Drew Barrymore and George Newbern. The film premiered at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival in January 1993, where it was nominated for the "Grand Prize" award. It was released on VHS on May 26, 1993 in the United States – the film was George Maharis' last role.
The story follows Holly Gooding (Drew Barrymore), who moves from New York City to Los Angeles after being implicated in a murder. She is followed by what is apparently her evil twin. While in Los Angeles, she finds a room for rent by a writer named Patrick (George Newbern). After some strange occurrences, it becomes less and less clear whether the woman is in fact Holly or her doppelgänger.
Patrick soon starts to realize something is odd about Holly. As he spends more and more time with her, things heat up and he falls for her. He then finds out that Holly's brother, Fred, is in a psychiatric hospital after killing his own father. When Patrick finds out that Holly's mother was murdered and she is the prime suspect, he starts doubting her sanity. But by that time he is too attached to her and does not want her going to jail. So when her brother Fred is attacked and she once more is a suspect he decides he is going to get to the bottom of it, no matter what.